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CrocS^roadcS of Time 

2003-2004 Athena Yearbook 

Volume 99 

Ohio University 

Athens, Ohio 

Enrollment: 18,633 



Nick Feltch 

Copy Editor 

Erica Lutterbein 


Miciiael Newman 
Allison Toffle 
Doug Peterson 
Eric Gregoire 

Assistant Copy Editors 
Kara Steele 
Katie Brandt 

Design Editor 

Pamela Hancock 

Assistant Design Editor 
Phillip Reyland 


Chris Glaser 

Photography Editor 
Alicia Whissel 

Assistant Photo Editor 
Rebecca Droke 


Nathan Chamberlain 

Contributing Writers 
Nicole Wachter 
T. David Couch 
Jennifer Bishop 
Kylene Kuzma 
Jessica Moss 
Stacia Galem 
Beth Comer 
Tracy Boorman 
David Berger 
Bethany Miller 
Noreen Rogers 
Kelly Michael 
Kelly Bucher 

2 Crossroads of Time 


6 Bicentennial 

14 Student Life 

36 Sports 

88 Residence Life 

114 Student Activities 

146 Academics 

168 Seniors 

204 Advertisements 

Table ot Contents 3 


Robert Glidden 

President of the University 

Alan H. Geiger 

Assistant to the President 

Nancy Prichard Crist 

Special Assistant to the Presi- 
Director, Office ot the President 

Maggi Channell 

Special Assistant to the Presi- 
Director, Events and 

Erek Perry 

Assistant to the President for 

Cathy Cooper, CPS 

Administrative Coordinator 

Carolyn R. Ervin 

Administrative Coordinator 

Jennifer L. Haft 

Administrative Assistant 

Stephen Kopp 


Gary North 

Vice President for 
Administration and Finance 

Charles P. Bird 


Vice President tor Regional 
Higher Education 

Leonard Raley 

Vice President tor University 

Michael Sostarich 

John A. Bantle 

Vice President for Research 

Vice President for Student Affairs 

Ohio University Board of Trustees 

Patricia A. Ackerman 

M. Lee Ong 

C. Robert Kidder 

C. Daniel DeLawder 

Larry L. Schey 

M. Marnette Perry 

R. Gregory Browning 

C. David Snyder 

Robert D. Walter, chairman 

DuStin Wood, student Trustee 
Tara M. StUckey, student Trustee 

Alan H. Geiger, Secretary 
Larry Corrigan, interim Treasurer 

4 Administration 

President's Letter 

Welcome to the 2003 - 2004 edition of your yearbook, the Athena. I know the 
pages that follow will spark some special memories of your time at Ohio University. 

"Crossroads of Time" is a theme that can have several meanings. Most obvious, 
perhaps, is the reference to Ohio University's 200th anniversary. You have had the good 
fortune to be a part oi our bicentennial celebration, and it is certainly noteworthy for 
any institution to have thrived for two centuries. 

This is also a crossroads in time for you. You have completed the majorit)^ of 
vour formal education, though many of you certainly may choose to pursue additional 
degrees. But as you finish your undergraduate education, you stand at a crossroad in 
vour personal life, preparing to step over the threshold and into the "real world" you've 
heard so much about. I hope that the time you have spent at Ohio University has pre- 
pared you for the future in a variety of ways. I hope you have pursued an appropriate 
mix of educational and social activities, that you have learned and grown intellectually, 
that vou have met and gotten to know people from other cultures and countries, and 
people whose beliefs and backgrounds are different from yours. In short, I hope you 
have taken advantage of all that was available to you during your time at Ohio Univer- 
sir\', and that your experiences here have helped you develop into a conscientious and 
capable citizen. 

And finally, I hope the each road you take on all oi your future journeys leads to 


Robert Glidden 

President s Letter 5 


Ohio University turns 

u we skoula celebrate, covvivyieyviovate ana neuev foyaet 


years of growth and changes after its founding on February 18, 2004, 
making it the nation's first institution of higher education west of the 
Allegheny Mountains. While observing the traditions of academic 
excellence, the search for knowledge and understanding, learning 
in a residential campus environment and the service to the region, 
OU brought to light its wealth of history and heritage with its 
bicentennial celebration. 

To take on the enormity of the bicentennial. President 
Glidden formed a Presidential Bicentennial Commission in 2001 
co-chaired by Alan Geiger, assistant to the president and secretary 
of the Board of Trustees, and Nancy Prichard Crist, director of the 
Office of the President. The Bicentennial Commission, with over 
40 individuals in seven subgroups, helped shape the bicentennial 
projects and events, served as consultants for event hosts and 
offered advice on media relations. Funding for the bicentennial 
celebrations consisted of private donations and funds the University 
budgeted for the events. 

A year-long celebration with something for everyone 

Chosen to draw attention to the lively OU community, 
the bicentennial events developed by the committee far surpassed 
Southeast Ohio. The celebrations began early in September of 
2003 and continued until the end of the year in June, with events 
such as the Performing Arts Series and other concerts, the Kennedy 
Lecture Series, numerous exhibits and the Bicentennial CoUoquia 
Series, which showcased areas of research and scholarly work that 
created unique interest on campus, all continuing throughout the 

The wide variety of events on the bicentennial calendar 
made it easy for everyone to find something to enjoy and to 
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celebrate a part of OU's history. The Bicentennial Commission 
ensured that all affected by the University would be included. 

"This is an extraordinary place we have here," Crist 
said. "We wanted the special and talented students, faculty, staff 
and community to be able to recognize and to celebrate [the 
University's] importance." 

Tara Stuckey, one of two students on the board of trustee 
and a magazine journalism major with minors in business and 
Spanish in the Honors Tutorial College, said students especially 
should have been involved in the bicentennial celebration. 

"Since the University is dedicated to students and has 
been for 200 years, it's important for students to be involved with 
what the University has given thousands of alumni," Stuckey said 
"The bicentennial events illustrate the facets of the University, 
and the committee that chose them made sure that all areas wen 

The community was also greatly involved in the 
University's bicentennial. Athens residents, uptown businesses ar 
city officials hosted a Street Fair with bands and special displays 
on September 27 that coincided with Parents Weekend. And 
this year's Bicentennial Homecoming weekend from October 10 
through October 12 included the community, students, alumni 
and faculty with events topping the traditional parade and footbd 
game. This special Bicentennial Homecoming included the 
unveiling of the OU U.S. Post Office Bicentennial Postcard at 
Cutler Hall, the Alumni Association Alumni Awards Gala, a one- 
woman theatrical production and the Bicentennial Homecominj,' 

But the event perhaps most significant to OU's 200''' 
anniversary was Founder's Day on February 18. In the rotunda o; 
the new lecture facihty, past presidents, guest speakers, students. 

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faculty and local residents gathered to celebrate the University's 
past, present and future and to have a shce of one large birthday 
cake. "With OU having a very community-based population, this 
is a way for us to applaud ourselves and the university and to take 
pride in what we've accompllshedaccomplished over 200 years," 
said Student Senate President Jamie Walter, a poUtical science and 
Spanish major. 

In the evening on Founder's Day, the University hosted 
"Turning Two Hundred-A Celebration of the Bicentennial of 
Ohio University," a multimedia event. The performance was 
a collaboration of OU Professor of Music Mark PhiUips and 
Associate Professor of Dance Lisa Ford Moulton. Phillips created 
the music and conducted the event while Moulton choreographed 
the presentation. President Glidden commissioned the piece to 
interpret OU's history and to celebrate the bicentennial but did not 
want the composition to be tied to either so it could be performed 
for years to come. 

Another bicentennial event that will be a part of the 
University for years to come was "Free Man of Color," a play that 
opened at OU from March 10 to March 13. Presented by the 
Victory Gardens Theater in association with the OU Bicentennial 
Celebration and the School of Theater, the three-character play 
portrayed the relationship between OU's first African- American 
graduate John Newton Templeton and then-OU President Robert 
Wilson and his wife, Jean, who hosted Templeton during his college 
years. The production was written by Charles Smith, head of OU 
Professional Playwriting Program, in recognition of Templeton's 
critical contribution to the University's history and campus lifestyle 

International Week from May 9 through May 15, including 
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an International Street Fair with music, dance, food and speakers 
from nations all over the world, was another bicentennial calendar 
event that played a role on today's university campus and was an 
important week for diversity. "More students should take advantaj 
of [International Week]," Stuckey said. "The campus has greatly 
benefited from contributions of international students." 

Another bicentennial May event was the dedication of 
the OU Bicentennial Park and reception honoring architect Maya 
Lin, an Athens resident known for her design of the Vietnam 
Memorial in Washington, D.C. The park, located across from tl:. 
Convocation Center and Peden Stadium, serves as a new gatewai 
to the University and a way to bring the natural aspect of OU's 
campus to the forefront, Walter said. "The park will help celebrat. 
the timehne of the last 200 years and help keep students aware of 
our traditions," she said. 

Commencement closed the bicentennial celebration on 
June 12. Unique to this important year, the graduation ceremony 
included special diplomas, special commemorative programs and 
medallions, which the University awarded to all graduates. On on 
side of the medallion was the University seal, representing the pasi 
while the flip side represented the present and the future with OU 
official logo, Crist said. "They were designed to showcase both tlv 
200-year anniversary and to celebrate the historical nature of the 

From September to June, Ohio University celebrated its 

bicentennial socially and individually with an extensive array of ever 

for all students, faculty, alumni and Athens residents to enjoy But 

the bicentennial year was not just a time to celebrate a 200* birthda; 

This year was a time to recognize the people and events that helped 

develop Ohio University into something worth celebrating and 


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Tangible commemorations 

The year brought many ways to recognize the people and 
events that led the University to its present essence and also ways 
to hold onto history for a lifetime. Before the books, CDs, posters 
and other items were available and even before OU's bicentennial 
celebration began, members of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission 
dedicated a historical marker at the Universit}''s Alumni Gate on 
May 12, 2003. As Ohio, which became a state in 1803, and OU, 
1804, proudly shared their bicentennials so closely together, the 
historical marker detailed the Universit}''s founding fathers and its 
charter, reminding students and Athens residents for years to come 
of the connection between the University and the communit}'. 

Two books commemorating the bicentennial also linked 
OU to the Athens community. The OU Emeriti Association 
invited emeriti, facult}-, staff alumni and local residents to share 
personal memories in Ohio University for the Bicentennial 
Anniversary, 1804-2004. The book walks down memory lane 
with the reminiscences of past presidents, stories of relationships 
between retired facult)' and their students and influences ot the 
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University' on the community. 

The other book, Ohio University: The Spirit of a Singuld 
Place by BetU' Hollow, travels through two centuries of college < 
memories and covers the social history and daily lite at OU since 
its beginning in 1804. "The book is an absolutely tremendous 
recalling of the historv and founding of the University', giving a 

years," Crist said. 

The bicentennial photo mosaic provides a visual aspect 
of this heritage and history. The mosaic was composed from 
thousands of photographs of the University's people, places and 
moments used to create the image of Cutler Hall. Senior Class 
President Amanda Cunningham came up with the idea ot the 
mosaic to honor OU's bicentennial and to raise funds for the ( 
seniors' gift to the Universir\'. Sadly, before the artwork was 
finished, Cunningham died in a car accident, and she never saw 1 
accomplishment of her own and so many others' hard work. Thi 
mosaic and the tragedy of its initiator have now become a new p i 
of the Universit}-'s history. 

The mosaic, a collection of images, was joined by Four 

,ir Heaven: Songs of Ohio University Celebrating the First Two 
mdred Years, a collection of songs about OU, written for OU 
1 written by OU students, faculty and alumni. A collaboration 
jween the University and The Local Girls, known for their tight 
■monies, jazzy arrangements and spirited performances, the 
) features 18 tracks that reveal what is required to maintain an 
omplished and significant university such as OU. 
:^ These media of commemoration only began to represent 
^j richness of the University's past. From the very beginning in 
)4 to the end of this year's bicentennial in 2004, OU came a long 
' from the bleakest and best of times, and through change after 
nge. iNo number of books, plaques, photographs or music could 
r cover the University in its lush entirety. 

A look back: from the foundation to the present 

Less than a year after Ohio became a state in 1803, the 
lo General Assembly approved Ohio University's charter on 
uary 18, 1804, making it the first institution of higher education 

in the Northwest Territory The charter was founded by Rufus 
Putnam and Manasseh Cutler, who purchased the land for the 
Northwest Territory Ohio University, first a prep school known 
as Athens Academy, did not offer college-level courses until 
1819 when tuition was charged for the first time — six dollare per 
semester. Not long after the first college classes, John Newton 
Templeton became OU's first and the United State's fourth Black 
graduate on September 1 7, 1 828. 

Templeton, along with Margaret Boyd, OU's first female 
graduate in 187.3, serve as positive marks in OU's history But 
the University saw many hardships along the way to success. OU 
closed from 1845 to 1848 because of financial problems and 
did not reopen until August 2, 1848. And in 1943, enrollment 
dropped to 1,306 from a record high of 3,501 just three years 
earlier, as hundreds of male students and 17 percent of the 
faculty enlisted in World War II. The University bounced back 
in 1966 when enrollment topped 15,000 for the first time. But 
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students could do nothing against Mother Nature when the 
Hocking River flooded in 1967, causing cosdy damage and 
convincing the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers to reroute the 
river. Other hard times hit campus in May of 1970 when student 
demonstrations focused on the presence of ROTC on campus 
after the National Guard killed four students at Kent State 
University. The incident led to sit-ins, protests and escalation on 
campus, resulting in the arrival of the National Guard on May 15, 
the closing of the University for the remainder of the term and 
the cancellation of commencement. 

Without the University's suffering throughout the 200 
years, the University may not be what it is today. And the OU 
of the bicentennial is as unique as its history. A century after its 
founding in 1896, Ohio University turned green and white when 
the student body adopted the University's colors. In 1914, "Alma 
Mater, Ohio" became the official school song, and in 1925, the 
Bobcat became the official athletic mascot. 

OU has come a long way since 1804, now with computers 

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in every residence hall room on campus. The University has also 
seen its share of unforgettable students with notable alumni such 
as Roger Ailes, chairman, CEO and president of Fox News; news 
anchors Thorn Brenneman and Matt Lauer; voice of Bart Simpso 
Nancy Cartwright; actors Richard Dean Anderson and Piper 
Perabo; U.S. Senator George Voinovich; and many others. OU hs 
also hosted a great number of extraordinary and prominent speak( 
such as U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy; 
first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Rodham Clinton; 
Supreme Court Justice William Douglas; poets Carl Sandburg an 
Robert Frost; Martin Luther King, Jr.; women's rights activist Sus 
B. Anthony; among many others. 

With all of its rich heritage and history, Ohio University 
offers students, faculty, alumni and Athens residents a wealth of 
experiences and provides opportunities to interact with special 
and talented people, Geiger said. "The ability to remember and 
to celebrate those before us sets the tone for the fiiture," he said. 
"There is such a wealth of history here. We should be proud of oi 
heritage and the opportunities it affords us." 

What is next for Ohio University? What will change 
lin the next 200 years? Thinking about how rapidly the first 
itution of higher education in the Northwest Territory has 
nged within two centuries, no one can guess what OU will be 
nother two. "I don't know what the University will look like," 
ger said. "But I hope it always values the people and values 
opportunity to learn." And if there has been only one constant 
OU throughout time, it is the necessity of education that first 
jired its founders and continues to inspire today. 

By Bethany Miller 


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vj a Shariyt. a freshman from ihc Washing- 
;o D.C.. area, applies her makeup before her 
k: omic5 class. Shariyf was Ohio Universiry's 
li. v2004 Homecoming Queen. 

M < Pi;i\iphcJ bv Alicia Whi^scl 

(Student Life 

16 Homecoming 

20 Hispanic History Month 

22 Halloween 

26 Dads' Weekend 

28 Sibs' Weekend 

30 Black History Month 

32 Multicultural Events 

gated on Court Street on the morning of October 10, the 2003 
Bicentennial Homecoming officially began. The parade that mornini 
resembled other homecoming parades of the past, except had a more 
special meaning: it marked the 200th year of Ohio Universiry. View- 
ers applauded flashy floats that glided the wrong way on the one-wav 

"This year was special for me for two reasons," said senior 
Toni Jones. "First, it is the bicentennial year, and second, it is my 
senior year. I was so glad to be part of OU's 2003 Homecoming and 
hope to be back in the future as an alum," she said. 

Homecoming events started on Thursday, October 9 with 
the Student Alumni Board's annual "Yell Like Hell" pep rally, starring 
President Robert Glidden, Coach Brian Knorr and the Marching lid 
The Dance Team and cheerleaders showcased their talents as we 
This event fired up the students for a successful Homecoming game 
and weekend. The Student Alumni Board not only helped out with 
Homecoming's many events, but also took home the award for "Best 
Float" tor the second year in a row. 

The Alumni Awards Gala was also held on Thursday. This 
annual event, produced by the Ohio Universit)' Alumni Association, 


Bobcat Victory Marks Bicentennial Homecoming 

.■\bcivf: A clarinet player ill the Oliio Universiry Marching 1 10 pLiys during the 
halftime period of Ohio University's Homecoming game on October 1 1 , 2003. I'hnui 
In Ahua^hisscl 

Opposite; Members of the Ohio Universiry Alumni Marching Rand drum-line rehve 
memories ot yesteryear as they perform in the Homecoming parade October 1 1 , 
2003. I'hoto bv Ooilg Peterson 

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honored alumni and friends who had outstanding accomplishments 
in their lives after OU. It was a black tie event that brought studentv 
faculty and alumni together in a prestigious manner. Recipients 
included Leona Hughes 03, who won the Founders Citation Award, 
which is the highest honor alumni can receive. The Charles J. &C 
Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award went to Robin Pickett Bowlu 
'98, and Pipet Perabo, who starred in the movie "Coyote Ugly". The 
Gala also featured balloons, cake and live music from the local hand. 
The Local Girls. 

The football game was unlike recenr Homecomings because 
the Bobcats won. Freshman Austen Everson started in place of the 
other two quarterbacks and led the Bobcats with a 4-4 performance 
with a touchdown and 1 18 yards through the air. Everson also r,m foi 
130 yards and three touchdowns. Although he was spotlighted that 
day, the score was 28-0, and it was the Bobcats' defense that provided 
the first shutout at Peden stadium since 1997. "It was my first Home 
coming football game," said junior Jamie Patrick. "It was awesome n 
see us play so well." 

This year's Bicentennial Homecoming was one to remember 
and a special 200th birrhday for the universiry. Many students have 
come and gone in 200 years, but one thing remains: we are all tied 
together by our Bobcat spirit. T. David Camch 

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L lositc lop I-ch: The Ohio Universit)- cheerleading and dance squads were present 
|i ing the Homecoming parade on Oct. 1 1 , 2003. to cheer on the Bobcats. Photo by 

A ..iWhi-.i 

"S. iDsitc Bottom: Members oi the International Student Union carried the flags of 
} r respective countries during Ohio Universiri-'s Bicentennial Homecoming parade, 
to by Alicia W'hissil 

lositeTop Right: The Hocking Valley Communit)- Residential Center participated 
t )hio University's Homecoming parade. Photo by Doug Peterson 

y >w: Members of Ohio University's AFROTC Color Guard carr)- the colors down 

J on Street during the Homecoming parade. Photn hv Mki i W In 

Student Life 19 

Celebrating a Culture 

The opening day barbeque on September 20 kicked oii 
OU's celebration in honor of all Latin Americans and their days of 
Independence. A live Salsa band, guest speakers and scrumptious Latin 
American food contributed to Hispanic Heritage Month. Although, 
the official celebration of Hispanic Heritage month actually began 
September 1 5 and ended October 1 5, the events at OU started on 
September 8 with a Latino Art Exhibition in the Lindley Cultural 
Center Art Gallery. 

On September 18, Alpha Psi Lambda sponsored a dinner 
in the Ping Center lounge with Dr. Angelina Pedroso, who spoke 
about the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to 
Dr. Angelina Pedroso and in honor of OU's prestigious journalism 
reputation, Maria Hinojosa, a CNN correspondent, spoke. Hinojosa 
told the audience about her experience as a journalist as well as the 
state of Latin Americans in the United States. Hinojosa is a Mexican 
native who, in addition to her CNN career, has written two novels 
and hosts her own show, Latino U.S.A. 

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The SalSoul Comedy Troupe ended September with a 
bang and a couple ot laughs. The Troupe's Latin-themed comedy jt 
entertained those who attended the show in Baker Center on the 
September 25. 

Even though Hispanic Heritage month ended on Octobi 
1 5, OU had a few more events planned. On October 1 , Richard 
Rodriguez spoke in the Baker Center Ballroom. Rodriguez is an 
editor at Pacific News Service, a contributing editor for "Harper's 
Magazine," "U.S. News & World Report " and the Sunday "Opinion 
section of the "Los Angeles Times." In addition to his already busy 
life, Rodriguez has written three books and has contributed to two 
BBC documentaries. Rodriguez's visit was sponsored by the Black 
Student Cultural Programming Board and the Office of Multicultur; 

Alpha Psi Lambda, in association with the Lindlev Cultu 
Center, hosted movie nights, which began on September 16 with "E 
Mariachi" and concluded on October 14 with "Real Women Have 

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rican Culture, were films such as "Frida" and "La Belle Epoque. ' 

Hispanic Heritage month provided Ohio Universiry 
:nts with an opportunit\- to learn more about Hispanic culture 
[igh movies, speakers, and activities - all things most students can 
: to and enjoy. By Beth Comer 

kwisL- from left); A mother and her child roast marsmaliows during a bonfire 
he Walk for Diversit>' during Hispanic Heritage Month. I'hoto In Michael 

tiic Heritage month was full of events, like this barbeque on South Green, that 
J^ed cultural diversity. I'hoto by Michael NcMm.ui. 

nts join in the annual Walk for Diversity. Photo by Michael Newman. 

Student Life 21 

You're in Athens on Halloween! Walking down Athens's brick roads 
on Halloween night, revelers were surrounded by students and visitors 
dressed as priests. Care Bears, cats, even Batman and more. Anyone 
who was anyone was dressed in the most interesting and original cos- 
tume they could come up with. Some of the most popular costumes 
included the classic schoolgirl, along with hippies and people of dif- 
ferent decades. One student dressed as the Monopoly Man, complete 
with cane, money, and monocle. 

Sophomore Monica Lombardo said some of the best costumes 
of years past have been the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man, Harry and 
Lloyd from "Dumb and Dumber," and Spiderman, "who I saw climb 
up a pole." People try every year to have unique costumes no one else 
has thought of 

"Last year someone dressed up as the Burrito Buggy," said 
junior Lindsay Baloun. 

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"Each year you see priests and male or pregnant nuns," said junior 
Andrew Razzano. One of the best parts of the weekend is going 
Uptown and watching everyone scramble to get the finishing touci i 
on their costume or finally picking one out at the last minute. 

"I'm excited to have my friends come down and visit for tlu 
weekend Athens is known for," commented freshman Jon Peters. ' li 
is a great way to have fun and relieve the stress from writing papers 
and studying for midterms. " 

Court Street is the place to be Saturday night. First-time 
Halloween partiers haven't had the full "Athens Halloween experieiu 
until they've walked Uptown. Part of the Halloween ritual is to set 
everyone dressed up and stumbling around in their costumes. 

"It's key to have the buddy system. Never let go of one 
another, or you'll be lost in the crowd," said Lombardo. 

Halloween is supposed to be a fiin holiday filled with cos- 
tumes, fall festivities and friends. This year, however, it was reportcJ 
the worst Halloween gathering in Athens' history, with 8 1 arrests. 

Far Lett: Pauline Liu. left, her son Jian Ling Qiu. center, and 
Pauline's mom jui Ying Liu, right, join in the Planet Ping Hal- 
loween activities on Friday. October 24, 2003 at Ping Recreation 
Center at Ohio University'. Pauline Liu. a graduate student from 
China, is studying to get her MBA is business administration. 
Photo by Rebecca Droke 

Left: Two students join in the Halloween festivities on Court 
Streer. Photo by Doug Peterson 

. il hrcs, and one .stabbing. Partiers who participated in a mini- 
I in .Mill Street threw bottles at the police and firefighters who were 
: to help. Most of the arrests over the weekend came from those 
1 It; from outside the university's jurisdiction, not Ohio Universit)' 
!■ ntv President Glidden released a statement the following day 
' u. But to say that Ohio Universirv was not damaged by this 
K u ii would be a serious error. This is not the university's part\\ but 
ri.iinly get blamed for it. " The president was disappointed in the 
) iL iiniversiry was given due to the Athens Halloween fisstivities, 
1 1 .ire not affiliated with Ohio Universir\'. Residents have sug- 
,J shutting down the event that brings in thousands of people and 
y into area businesses. 

"\X'c have often said that if we could shut this event down, 
ould. But we cannot do it without full cooperation from Cit\' 
.icil, the citizenr)-, etc., it will take stern measures to have 
pffect, " said President Glidden. Hy Nicole V; achtci 

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Ah(i\c; Mary Beth Gillam, an Ohio University graduate stu- 
dent from Athens, Ohio, stands back and watches one of the 
ive band performances dining the Uptown Block Party on 
Oct. 31, 2003. This year was the first year that there were 
two stages with bands playing simultaneously during the 
Halloween bash. Photo by Alicia Whissel 

'■rr- This odd-couple debated the moral virtues of a nun 
nd bride kissing at the Court Street BP. Photo by Doiiu 

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AIhi.i.: Robert Haddy, an artist hom Charleston, 
W.Va., stands above the crowd on Court Street in his 
"jack" costume from the movie "A Nightmare Before 
Christmas" tor Athens, Ohio's annual Halloween 
Street Party Saturday November 1, 2003. Photo by 
Allison Toffle 

Right: This hulk wannabe might have gained some 
bravado from the mystery substance that was in his 
cup. Photo b\- Doug Peterson 

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Dads Invade Campus 

During the weekend of January 16-18, dads of Ohio 
University students flocked to campus. In addition to serving as a 
mini-vacation and a chance to spend quahty time with their sons and 
daughters, Dads' Weekend provided many activities to keep dads and 
their OU students entertained. 

Headhning the weekend was "Saturday Night Live " alumnus 
writer Al Franken. Tempieton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium 
was filled with students and dads eager to listen to Franken's political 

For students and dads more interested in sports, Ohio 
University Athletics provided opportunities to cheer on the Bobcats. 
Friday ahernoon at the Aquatic Center, Bobcat Swimming and Diving 
had a meet against Denison. The Bobcats were victorious, 129-1 12. 
Later that evening and again on Saturday, Ohio Club Hockey took 
on Illinois at Bird Arena. On Friday, the game ended in a 3-3 tie and 
Illinois won the shoot out. At Saturday's game, Ohio won 2-3. Also 
on Saturday, the Men's Basketball team took on Northern Illinois at 
the Convocation Center. The Bobcats won, 80-39. 

Other events included Dance Dance Revolution and Friday 
Night Anime, both sponsored by Japanese Connection, a voice recital 
by visiting artist R.J. Fralick, a Bingo Tournament sponsored by Circle 

K, a Tool Show with columnist Tim Carter, a Jazz Festival sponsored 
by the Black Student Communication Caucus, and a brunch at Hillt-1. 

While many students and their dads participated in OU- 
related activities, others chose to hit the bars on Court Street instead 
The violence on Court Street is probably what Dads' Weekend 20()4 
will he most remembered tor. There was a quadruple stabbing at the 
Crystal, and when police approached a crowd outside Evolution tour 
gunshots were fired. No one was injured and police have not named I 
a suspect. In addition, Athens Police reported six fights, two assaults 
and multiple arrests. 

Senior Lauren Kuntz said the Court Street violence did not 
put a damper on her weekend with her dad. 

"We went to the basketball game, made dinner at mv house, 
and then went Uptown," she said. "I had a lot of tun hanging out 
with my dad. We haven't spent time together one-on-one in a while, 
and it was fun to hear him tell me about what he was like when he wa 

my age." B\ Enc.i Lmtcrbein 

26 Crossroads of Time 

ppositc: Jenn French plays bingo 
ith her father. Bob, at the Circle K 
ngo night during Dad's Weekend 
)04. I'hoto by .\licia VVIiissel 

ight; Lynn Heward and her dad pla\ 
ngo at a bingo night event sponsored 
' Circle K during Dad's Weekend 
KM bv .Alicia Whissel 

alow; William Tarter Sr., left, and 
'illiam Tarter Jr., right, a junior at 
hio University; enjov hot chocolate 
iring Dad's Weekend at the hockev 
jne versus the Universit)' of Illinois 
loto bv Rebecca Droke 

Student Life 27 


Siblings Visit Campus 

AS EVENINt; AI'PR(V\CHED, BUSES AND CARS Super Bowl Party on Sunday. 

transporting hundreds of siblings to Ohio Universit)' For its annual This year, students and their siblings provided the main 

Sibling Weekend began to arrive. Sibs' weekend is one of OU's family entertainment. On previous Sib's Weekends, performers have been 

weekends during the school year, and has been a part of campi 
life at the University for many years. Throughout the weekend, the 
University offered a variety of special activities adding to the other 
possibilities that Athens provides. 

The Ohio University Alumni Association arranged for bus 
transportation from areas across the state so that siblings could make 
the trip to Athens, a program that the university has been supplying 
tor the past few years. Siblings had the opportunitv to take the 
chaperoned bus ride to OU Friday night and then returned home late 
Sunday afternoon. 

During the weekend, the University provided a variety of 
activities, ranging from bingo to fishing. Students could take siblings 
to Retro Bingo in Boyd Dining Hall or to Baker Center, which hosted 
a game night in the Rcc Room. Byrd Arena also kept busy during the 
weekend, holding two late-night skates, including a glow skate that 
featured glow-in-the-dark necklaces and decorations. The Aquatic 
Center held open swim and even had glow fishing. Ping Center also 
held events for siblings. Students and siblings could work out or 
attend Rec Fest, which offered games, contests, and even laser tag. 
Ping (x-nter also held a Sib's Weekend Casino on Saturday and a 

28 Crossroads of Time 

brought to campus by the universit)'. This year, however, a variety 
show was instead held in Baker Center that stared students and theif , 

However, some students took siblings out on the town. Witlij 
the many restaurants, bars, and stores, activities were not hard to fincl.| 
Jill Stefaniak, a second-year student, and her sister, Dana, did not 
attend as many university sponsored activities as they did last year. i 

"We did our own thing, but last year, when [Dana] was 
younger, we went to the Ping thing," said Stefaniak. "It was nice." 

For Stefaniak, as well as many other students, being able to 
spend time with siblings was the best part of the weekend, especially ] 
for those who aren't able to get home to see family members very ] 

"It's nice to have a time just to spend with my sister," 
Stefaniak said. "1 just think [Sibs' Weekend] is a great wav to be with | 
your sibhngs. B\ kunilcr Bisluip 

' ipjxivu .ind Ahint: Ohio Universin- students and their siblings tooli 
advantage of the Variet>' Show at Baker Center during Sib's Weekend. 
I'hotos by Doug I'etersoii 

I iti: Siblings of students at Ohio University participated in various 
activities throughout Sib's Weekend, including glow fishing at the 
Aquatic Center. Photo by Michael Newman 

Student Life 29 

Black History Month 

Even' year since 1926, the United States of America has celebrated the 
month of February as Black History Month. Ohio University joins 
in the annual celebration by offering numerous activities and events 
for people from all backgrounds to learn the history of the African- 
American culture. This year the universitv' offered a variery ot activi- 
ties, ranging from conferences to dances held on campus for students, 
taculr\', and community members to experience. 

The Cultural Arts Director of the Black Student Cultural 
Programming Board told The Post of the importance ot Black Flistory 
Month, "I definitely think it was a much needed contribution because 
for a long time (black history) wasn't something common in public 

Two prestigious African-American leaders spoke on the 
importance of Black History Month as well including surviving Black 
Panther founder Bobby Scale. Mr. Scale offered a first-hand look 
at the civil rights movement in the 1960"s and outlined the various 
points ot purpose tor the Black Panther organization. Also, Eleanor 
Holmes Norton, a nationally recognized civil-rights leader who is 
serving her seventh term in the U.S. House ot Representatives, spoke 
at the Baker Center Ballroom. Norton is also the first woman to chair 
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Several Greek organizations were also involved in the celebra- 
tion. The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. sponsored the Dove Ball, a 
semi-formal dance, and Sleep Out tor the Homeless, where members 
camped out at the College Gate and collected food, money, and cloth- 
ing for the homeless in Athens. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

sponsored AKAnomic Awareness: Tax Forms and FAFSA How To Pro- 
gram, where financial counselors helped explain how to complete your 
taxes and correctly fill out your FAFSA, and Women in History, which 
featured two monologues from two great African-American women 
from the past, Josephine Baker and Sally Hemings. The Alpha Phi 
Alpha Fraternity, Inc., sponsored Phrozen Pharoah, a pre- Valentine's 
day ice skating event at Bird Arena that was co-sponsored by the Phi 
Gamma Delta Fraternity, and a Tribute to Women, a program where 
Ohio University men show their love and appreciation to the women 
on campus. 

Other events around campus included a Relationship Discus 
sion. Mind, Body and Soul Women's Discussion Group, Interact for 
Change, where students were led by a theatre company in improvisa- 
tional skits that teach diversity. Midnight Pancake Poetry Lounge, a 
Malcolm X commemorative, Sports, Youth, and Africa Symposium, 
Nguzo Saba Leadership Conference, Business Etiquette Workshop, 
and an African-American Knowledge Bowl, where students competed 
in a fun trivia contest based on African and African-American historv 
for S200 in cash prizes. 

Sponsors for the events included the Unified Sistets, the Blac 
Student Cultural Programming Board, the Office of Multicultural 
Program, the Office of Institutional Equity, United Campus Ministry, | 
the Institute for the African Child, African Student Union, the Sports 
Administration Program, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the 
Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB). i 

R\ David Beigcr 

.^0 Crossroads of Lime 

Residence Life 3 1 

Multicultural Events 

Throughout the school year, Ohio University works to provide new 
opportunities and experiences for all its students. Students from 
100 different countries are enrolled at OU, and through the uni- 
versirv' there are at least 29 different student organizations working 
to emphasize culture in some way. With so many different cultures 
and backgrounds, there is a variet)' of activities in which students can 

Helping to organize some ot these events is the Office of 
Multicultural Programs. During the year there are specific times set 
up to allow students to learn about other cultures. For example, there 
is Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Native Peoples 
Heritage Week. Various cultural and international dinners are also 
held each quarter. 

Along with dinners and special programs, the Office ot 
Multicultural Programs also helps bring in special lecturers. One of 
the biggest events of the year is the international street fair held in 
May during International Week. Last year, the street fair included 
parades, music and dancing from different groups. Students also ba- 
the opportunity to gain information about the Peace Corps. During 
International Week, there was also Around the World in Gordy Hall 
which allowed guests to experience food and music from several otlii 
countries without ever leaving the building. There were even intern; 
tional dance lessons. 

If students are interested, there are many ways tor them to 
learn about and celebrate different cultures and meet new people 
during their time at OU. By Jennifer Bisliop 

32 Crossroads otTime 

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om Lett lu Right): Laura Hageman. 6, 
ana Adamovsk)', 13. Ashley ElHot. 15. 
J Lindsay Judice. 3. rejoice after scoring 
■olnt jgainsr Marshall University on Nov. 
2003. The Bobcats won the game with 
inal scoie of 3-0. Photograph h\' .Miison 

38 Football 

42 Womens Soccer 

44 Cross Country 

46 Volleyball 

48 Field Hockey 

50 O-Zone 

52 Mens Basketball 

56 Women's Basketball 

60 Men's Swimming & Diying 
62 Women's Swimming & Diving 


64 Wrestling 

66 Cheerleading 

68 Dance Team 

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74 Fiockey 

76 Gymnastics & Equestrian 

78 Club Sports 

82 Intramural Sports 

86 Outdoor Pursuits 


A season plagued by injuries could not have left the football 
team more disappointed in its 2003 campaign. Ohio won just two 
games, finishing 2-10 overall, 1-7 in Mid-American Conference play. 

Already a young team, Ohio was forced to look to its youth to 
carry it through the season after losing 1 3 players for the season due to 
injuries. Going into the final game of the season at Marshall, starters 
and key reserves had missed 92 games combined. 

The hardest hit position was at linebacker, but most notable 
were the injuries at quarterback. Senior quarterback Fred Ray went 
down with a shoulder injury in the first quarter of Ohio's overtime loss 
at Northern Illinois Oct. 4, causing him to miss five games and most 
of two others. Junior quarterback Ryan Hawk, who had been split- 
ting time with Ray but not starting, took command, playing through 
injuries of his own. 

"Certainly we've been in some tough situations from an injury 
standpoint," Ohio coach Brian Knorr said. "I don't know too manv 
teams in the nation that can win when you lose vour starting quarter- 

However, a surprise change in the line-up for the Bobcats' 
Homecoming game against Central Florida resulted in their only 
conference win, a 28-0 shutout of the Golden Knights Oct. 1 1. True 
freshman quarterback Austen Everson, who had spent the first half of 
the season leading the scout team offense, ripped off a redshirt to help 
Ohio break a four-game losing streak in a memorable collegiate debut. 
Everson was responsible for all four of Ohio's touchdowns. 

"He's not flashy, but he's a winner," Knorr said after the game. 
"Our kids rally behind him too." 

Ohio cornerback Dion Byrum said the Bobcats really needed 
that win after having lost two straight conference games (against West- 
ern Michigan and Northern Illinois) in which they had a lead in the 
fourth quarter. However, the game ended up being the last real high 

i^ight: Defensive lineman Andre Parker, a senior from Cincinnati, prepares iiimseif 
for the next play during Ohio Universir)''s Homecoming game against the Univer- 
sity of Central Flotida on Oct. 1 1, 200,^. Parker, who was a candidate for postsea- 
son honors, opened fall practice as the starting nose guard and recorded a personal 
best of 401 pounds in the bench press during winter conditioning. Photo by .-Micia 


Opposite: Fullback Brad Young, with help from his defense, hits a Minnesota 
defender while rushing for some hard earned yards. Photo Bv Mike Newman 

38 Crossroads of Time 

point of the season, as Ohio went winless for the remaining weeks c 

The Bobcats could not overcome second-hall struggles in t 
next three MAC contests, and Ohio dropped all three despite hold- 
ing late leads. Games against Kent State and Buffalo looked to be ir 
the bag for Ohio in the fourth quarter, but by then fans knew not P 
hold their brearh. The Bobcats also blew a l4-point lead in the thin 
quarter at Akron, when the Zips scored 21 unanswered points to pi 
out the win. 

Ohio finished the season with two tough losses in which it 
never held a lead, against rivals Miami, which was ranked No. 18 ir 
the nation, and Marshall, with scores of 31-49 and 28-0, respecti\e 
The Bobcats faced a tough schedule all round that included big-nar 
non-conference teams such as Iowa State, Kentucky and Minnesota 
— in the first Big Ten team's arrival to Peden Stadium — but Ohio 
had its chances in-conference and did not execute, Knorr said. The 
Bobcats dropped four games in which they held a fourth quarter lea 

Knorr said the 26-17 loss at Buffalo was a defining momen 
for the Bobcats because it put them out of the race for the East Div 
sion. The Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter to collect their first con! 
ence win since they beat Ohio 44-0 two years ago. The win for Burf 
ended the nation's longest Division I-A losing streak at 18. 

Though that was probably the most discouraging loss of th 
season, the most disappointing loss had to have been Ohio's near up 
of the then-ranked No. 16 Huskies of Northern Illinois. Hawk put 
on a good show in Ray's absence, despite battles with an elbow injtii 
and kept Ohio ahead for most of the game. But after trailing just cir 
during regulation, the Bobcats let go of a 23-16 lead with less than 
two minutes remaining. 

Northern Illinois quarterback Josh Haldi connected with sp 
end RJ. Fleck in the corner ot the end zone tor a 15-yard touchdo\\' 

1 fourth down with 1:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. The diving 
tch tied the game at 23 and sent it to overtime, in which the Hus- 
es prevailed with the 30-23 win. 

Rav was not the only one to come out of that game injured, 
tinning back 

afford Owens also went down against the Huskies with an ankle 
jurv. .although it was a loss of a key ingredient to the option 
fense, Ohio found another weapon in redshirt freshman Chris Jack- 
n, who stepped in to gain 82 yards on 19 rushes. He also capped the 
sbcats" first scoring drive with a 17-yard touchdown run. 

Hawk took a hit to his shoulder in the final play of overtime 
lien he was sacked. Though he would continue playing through the 
ason, he got a break in the next game when Everson stepped up. 
■erson "ot playing time in five of the last seven games. 

In Ray's absence, Ohio's option took a hit, but Everson and 
awk brought a new passing threat to the offense that traditionalh' 

focused on the running game. All three quarterbacks averaged 70 
yards passing or more per game, but Hawk and Everson threw the 
long bombs to the end zone, recording longest passes of the season at 
80 and 83 >'ards, respectiveh'. 

Kjiorr said that he liked being able to add a new dimension to 
the offense with an air attack that seemed to surprise a lot of teams. 

It didn t hurt that Ohio found new talent at the wide receiver 
position. Redshirt freshman wide-out Scott Mayle became one of the 
Bobcats' top offensive threats this season, leading the team in receiv- 
ing yards with 5 1 5 on 25 grabs. He accounted for four of Ohio's nine 
touchdowns through the air this year, the most ever by a freshman. 
Most of those catches were off passes from Hawk. 

"When (Hawk) gets in there, we tend to throw the ball a little 
bit more, " Mayle said. "Its just good to loosen the defense up with the 
passing game." 

Continued on next page 

Sports 39 

From page 39 

Sophomore wide receiver Anthony Hackett found the end zone on 
Everson's 83-yard toss in the home finale against Miami Nov. 22. It 
mari<ed the second-longest pass play in school history, overtaking 
Hawk's 80-yard strike to Mayle at Iowa State. 

While Mayle and Hackett averaged above 40 yards receiv- 
ing per game, senior Adam Porter also contributed for 28.5 yards per 
game, switching from a backup quarterback position. 

Fullback Brad Young and halfback Ray Huston stepped up 
the running game in the last half of the season, to finish with 319 
yards rushing each. However, Ray, despite missing five games, still 
held the lead for most yards on the ground with 382, averaging 55 
yards per game and recording eight rushing touchdowns. 

Ohio looks forward to a more balanced offense next year with 
a new offensive coordinator, Phil Earley, who was hired in January to 
replace Greg Gregory. 

"We want to get away from the triple offense and become 
more balanced with our running and passing games," Knorr said. 
"With the talent we have, I think he is going to be able to make our 
offense more effective." Ki I .mccl i>Lhcfk! 

40 Crossroads of Time 

fli ^-*y^' ' 

I ^LiartL-rbjck Fred Rjw -=10. hands oH the ttxT- 
1 IN !'■ 1 unning back John Taylor, ^3. during the game 
vs. the Universit)' of Minnesota which ended in a 20-42 
loss for [he Bobcats. I'hoU) Bv Mike Newman 

. !t: Quarterback Fred Ray. -10. escapes being tackled 
hv VC'estern Michigan players at Peden Stadium on 
^aturday, September 27, 2003- OU lost to Western 
Michigan 32-39. Phon) bv Rebecca Droke 

positc; With a final score of 28-0. the Ohio Univer- 
sit)' Bobcats chnched their first at-home shutout since 
199" during the Homecoming match up against the 

CF Golden Knights on Sat.. October 1 1, 2003. The 
L;.ime also marked the first time the Golden Knights have 
L:one scoreless since 1984. a streak of 209 games. Photo 
Alicia \\ hisscl 


Sports 41 

Women's Soccer 

2003 women's soccer season. After the regular season championship 
victory last year and almost winning the MAC tournament, many 
thought the team would be heading to the NCAA Women's Soccer 
championships this year. 

The season began with a three-game losing streak, two of 
which were against Big 10 schools (Purdue and Illinois). The team 
got back on its feet, however, with its first win against another Big 10 
team, Minnesota. With more losses than wins heading into its home 
field stand late in the season, the team had a breakout. The Bobcats 
finished the season strong with five straight wins at home against 
MAC teams, one of which was Miami, one of the Bobcats' biggest 
rivals. That game ended in overtime, with a pair of Bobcat senior 
captains, Carolyn Valade and Jennifer Wright, who combined for the 
game-winning goal. 

With a winning streak on its side, the team headed into the 
MAC tournament. The Bobcats upset Kent State, who was ranked 
number two, bv winning 1-0 with the solo goal scored by junior Gina 

Still red hot, the Bobcats faced three seed Western Michigan. 
The Broncos poured some water on the red-hot Bobcats by defeating 

42 Crossroads of Time 

ihciii 1- 1 ,iiid ending ilic Bobeat scimhi u uiuau a shot at the NCAi^ 

"It was so disappointing to lose, " said Siedentoph. "We all 
worked hard and still missed our goal." 

Even though the Bobcats did not win the tournament, they 
did have some hardware to bring home. Tiffany Horvath received th 
MAC Freshman of the Year Award. Junior Kendra Hornschemeier 
was named First Team AII-MAC, while seniors Christel Schiering and 
Horvath were named All-MAC Second Team. 

The record books were also re-written this season in many 
categories. Scheiring broke Ohio's all-time career points record, finis 
ing the season with 104. Also, Hornschemeier became the Universit 
all-time assist leader with 26. 

"It was easy breaking the record with the talent around me, 
Hornschemeier said. 

With great talent returning, the Bobcats hope to learn from 
the season of struggling and put Ohio soccer on top next season. 
Returning seniors will include talented players such as Natalie Grein, 
Kelly Prandi and fifth-year Carrie Kistner. Add them to the talents 
of underclassmen, and a great recipe for leadership is formed for next 
season. T. k.iv id Couch 

jpo^itr: Ohio Universit)- freshman Tiffany Horvath, (6, right), races to 
[at Robert Morris Universit}' players, Kr^'staJ Parenteau (7, lett) and Jes- 
a Rosso (center, 10) to the ball during the teams' match up on October 
, 2003. Horvath already stands in a tie for ninth in school histor)' with 
&ie goals after just one collegiate season. Photo by Eric Gregoire 

i^iovc; Ohio Universirv' freshman Larissa Najjar (17, left) rushes forward 
steal the ball from Robert Morris Universit)' player Megan Steighner 

^2, right) during their game on October 31, 2003. The Bobcats won the- 
me 4-0. I'lioto b\ Kric Gregoire 

ght: Ohio University Bobcat Natalie Grein (14, right) is blocked b\' 
t arshall University's Lauren Scott (13, left) during her attempt to gain 
sntrol of the ball during the game on September 21, 2003. The Bobcats 

featcd Marshall University 4-1. Photo hv Eric Gregoire 

Sports 43 

Cross Country 

work, along with determination, can lead to success. Drew Frum, a 
junior sports industry major, has been on the team since he arrived as 
a freshman. Frum attributes much of the team's success to its coaching 

"Our new coach. Clay Calkins, is a great asset to the 
program, " Frum said. "Through him, and through our two assistants, 
Mitch Bendey and Justin Kempe, my running, along with the team's 
running, has reached a new level." 

The team's outstanding season began with a fourth 
place finish at the Mel Brodt Invitational. Austin Schiele, who 
received 1 1th place with a time of 26:09, led the team. The Toledo 
Invitational was the team's second race. The top runner was Drew 
Frum, who took 5th place with a time of 25:18 

The Bobcats won their own Invitational in convincing fashion, 
beating the second place team 21 to 63. The Bobcats' first five 
runners finished in the top eight spots. The Bobcats had a stellar 
performance at the All-Ohio Championships, taking 6th out of 37 
teams. Austin Schiele led the Bobcats with a 25th place finish and a 
time of 26:54. 

Although there were no team scores taken at the Illinois 
Invitational, it was the best overall team race of the season. The team's 
top five runners crossed the finish line within 45 seconds ot each 
other. In a very competitive MAC Championship race, the Bobcats 
took 8th place. Freshman Craig Leon led the way for the Bobcats with 
a 43rd place and a time of 25:51. 

The Bobcats ended their season at the NCAA Regional race 
in Terre Haute, Indiana. They took 23rd place out of 32 teams, and 
were led once again by Drew Frum, who took 84th place and had a 
time of 32:33 for 10k. Overall the men's team had a successful season, 
with the entire team's times dropping as the season went on. 

Brian List, a junior mechanical engineering major and three- 
year member of the Cross Country team, said the team, who will 
bring back all but two runners next year, has a bright future. 

"Next year's team looks tough," said List. "There will be a lot 
of talent and a lot of people fighting for top varsity spots." 

Ohio University's Women's Cross County team had a 
rebuilding year. Sophomore Lauren Birnie said that aside from having 
a young team, the team, as a whole, m.ide great accomplishments. 

"We had a very young team, with one junior, tour 
sophomores, and five freshman, so this year was basically the 
beginning of our rebuilding process, " said Birnie. 

At the Mel Brodt Invitational the girls took 10th out ot 13 
teams. Andrea Maas led the way with a 6th place finish and a time of 
18:22. At the next race, the Toledo Invitational, no team scores were 
taken but the team ran with a very good pack. The team then went to 
the Greater Louisville Classic where it finished a respectable 12th place 
out of 33 teams. Andrea Maas led the team with an 8th place finish 
and a time of 18:46. 
44 Crossroads ot Time 

The Lady Bobcats then hosted the Ohio Invitational, raking 
3rd out of 8 teams. The team put its top five runners in the top 30 
places. At the All-Ohio Championships the girls took 18th out of 39 
teams. Their top five runners all had times of less than 21 minutes, f 
the Illinois Invitational the team finished 9th out of 10 teams. Andre 
Maas led the team once again with 18:16 and 10th place. At the 
MAC Championships the team finished 13th in a very competitive 

"Although our performance as a team was not great, many 
people had personal records by the end of the season," said Birnie. 
"Because our team was so small, we also had the opportunity to get 
really close with everyone on the team, which I think makes our 
unique from a lot of other teams out there." By jcssiai Moss 

Opposite Page: Drew Frum, a junior, pushes toward the finish. 

Left: Andrea Maas. a freshman, is well on her way to finishing first at Ohio Universi- 
r)''s only home meet this year. 

lVlo\\: The Ohio Universit)' Women s Cross Countr)'Team starts the race ofFfor 
Ohio Universirv^'s onlv home meet. 

Sports 45 


46 Crossroads of Time 

is season the Ohio University volleyball team achieved this and 
re. The coach as well individual players contributed to this success, 
ich was not easy. 

Pre-season conditioning began as early as July and the team 
[ set their goals for the season early on. For its opening weekend, 
team traveled to Tempe, Arizona to compete in the Arizona State 
irnament. Losing two out of three games that weekend, the Bob- 
I were not off to a good start. They were defeated by San Diego 
3) and Utah (0-3), but were successful in defeating Arizona State 
1). Not getting discouraged, the Bobcats bounced back immedi- 
y, winning nine out of their next ten games on the road, before 
irning to home turf for the season home opener against Miami. 

The team's skills and determination won the team its first 
Tie game of the season, but it definitely was not the last win at 
ne. In fact, the Bobcats went undefeated at home (9-0). The win- 
g streak did not stop there. The team went on to win fourteen out 
:heir next fifteen games, crushing teams such as Notthern Illinois, 
ntral Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, 
irehead State, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Buffalo. The team was 
uoppable. From there the team went on to the Mid Atlantic Con- 
:nce (MAC) Quarterfinals against Western Michigan. Winning that 
ne (3-2) placed the girls in the MAC Semifinals against Ball State, 
at win (3-0) in turn led to a spot in the MAC Finals against Mar- 
.11. Winning that game gave the team a chance at their first NCAA 
urnament appearance. Despite losing (0-3) to No. 6 ranked Kansas 
te, the Bobcats did not seem upset, but instead used it as a learn- 
; opportunity for the future. This volleyball season set a number of 
)gram records. Records included holding the best record in program 
torv (28-5), ranking 27th in the nation, earning the first MAC 
;ular season title, the first MAC Tournament Championship, most 
IS in a MAC season (15), the longest winning streak in school his- 
y and second longest in the MAC (21 matches), the longest MAC 
Fining streak in school history (13 matches), and first win in school 
tory over a top 25 team (defeated No. 23 Missouri). The team also 
1 the MAC in hitting percentages, blocks, opponent hitting per- 
itage and kills, and finished second in assists and service aces, and 
irth in digs. The Bobcats captured tour tournament titles: IPFW 
.vitational, Marquette Challenger, Lobo Classic, and the MAC Title, 
addition to the team success, individuals were also awarded. Head 
ach Geoff Carlston was named First MAC coach of the year. Also, 
e Ohio L'niversirs- players placed on the All-MAC teams. Seniot 
iddle blocker Laura Hageman and junior setter Briana Adamovsky 
jde first team. Second team included outside hitters Holly Schetzsle 
)phomore) and freshman Lindsay Judice and libero Michaele Black- 
lirn (freshman). All in all, the 2003-2004 Ohio Universit)' volleyball 
jason will be one that will go down in Ohio Universin' sports history, 
lerished bv the team and its fans. K\L-iif Kuzm.i 

Ahoic; Ohio Universin- \blleyb.ill team member senior Lindsay Judice (right. 3) 
forces a kill over Morehead State freshman Diana : ipps (left, 10) block attempt inside 
of the Convocation Center Tuesday. October 28, 2003. Photo by .MH-son Toflc 

Opposite Top: Senior Lindsey Judice (right), junior Ashley Elliot (second from right), 
sophomore Holly Schetzsle (middle), junior Briana Adamovsky (second from left), 
and freshman Michaele BLickburn (left) cheer each other up after a lost point against 
Morehead. I'hoto by ,-\lliM>n lotjc 

DppdMie Bottom: Members of the Ohio Universitv' volleyball team, junior Briana 
Adamovsky (left, 13) and senior Laura Hageman (right, 6), combine for a block 
against Marshall University inside of the Convocation Center Wednesday. November 
5, 2003. Photo hv Allison TotJ c 


Sports 47 

Field Hocke y 

atypical 9-12 record, the Ohio Women Field Hockey Team advance 
to the MAC Tournament Championship game before falling to the 
second-seeded Louisville Cardinals 2-1. Senior forward Elizabeth 
Holtzman scored her 14th goal ot the season, while sophomore goa 
Jennifer Cote saved four shots, but it was not enough for Ohio to 
overcome a 2-0 halftime deficit and capture its second MAC Tourn: 
ment Championship in just three years. In post game cetemonies, 
senior back Amanda Freeman, Holtzman and junior back Kara Wei 
ster each earned All-Tournament honors. 

"I thought we pkiyed great today," said fourth-year head 
coach Shelly Morris. "We out cornered and out-shot them but the 
ball did not hill for us tod.ty." 

The Bobcats earned the right to play in the MAC Cham- 
pionship game by shutting out Ball State (8-12) in the quarterfinals 
and Kent State (10-10) in the semifinals of the tournament. Again? 
the Cardinals, junior mid-fielder Kristen Hann scored with less thai 
a minute remaining in the first halt and Cote preserved the win by 
Mopping five shots to earn her fourth shutout of the season. In the 
semifinals, Holtzman defiected Hann's shot with 14:16 remaining 
the lone goal ot the game to propel the Bobcats past the first-seedeJ 
Ciolden Flashes and into the championship game. 

Holtzman was named first team all-region alter leading thi 
Bobcats in goals (14), assists (3), and shooting percentage (.179), 
while Freeman was named to the second team. In addition, Holtzi 
and senior mid-fielder Sarah Resch were named to the MAC All-Ai 
demic team. Bv Kellv Michael 



48 Crossroads of Time 

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>: Elizabeth Holtzman. a senior, defends against 
Bail State players on October 2fl. The Bobcats 
It on to win the game in overtime, 2-1. Phut. 
iric (jtegoiic 

torn: Amanda Freeman, senior, left, gives a 
i-five to her teammate Jennifer Cote, sopho- 
?e, right, as her name is called for the starting 
-up at Pruitt Field on September 26. Before the 
inning of each game, the announcer calls the 
les of the starting line-up for their entrance to 
field. Photo hv KriL Circgoirc 

posite top: Assistant Coach Tamara Hurante, 
and Tanja Konijn. a senior, right, lead their 
n in a victory- cheer at Pruitt Stadium on Octo- 
2fl. This winning shot was made 17 seconds 
> overtime courtesy of a goal by senior Elizabeth 
Itzman. Photo by Eric Gregoire 

positc bottom; Elizabeth Holtzman takes a 
mcnt to focus on the game. Photo bv Alicia 


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ot green and white in Ohio University's student section, better 
known as the O-Zone. Visiting teams not only have to deal with 
being away from home field or home court, but also the rousing 
cheers coming from the O-Zone. 

Students pay to belong to the select group of individuals 
who are permitted to sit in the designated O-Zone. Those who are 
interested in getting involved are able to do so. To join for the foot- 
ball season, students must sign up at pay $10 prior to the upcom- 
ing season. This $10 guarantees one of the 740 available seats, as 
well as an O-Zone t-shirt. 

To join O-Zone for basketball, the more popular ot the 
two O-Zone sports, students have to get up at the crack of dawn. 
Each year, a certain date in October is selected for the sale of 
basketball O-Zone seats. Students form a line that is so long that 
it extends out the doors of the Convocation Center. There are 
designated seats for the basketball section, but the 150 spots open 
to students limit seating. 

"Priority seating is given to members of previous years," 
said Lori Moorman, Promotions Coordinator for Ohio Athletics. 
"In past years, students have camped overnight to get a good spot 
in line." Bv Nicole Wjchtci- 

50 Crossroads of Time 

Top Lett: O-H-I-O! The O-Zone 
cheers after the Bobcats score at the 
Ball State game on February 7, 2004. 

PhotiM^raph b\" Doua Peterson 

Bottom Lett: O-Zone members antici- 
pate a three-point shot by the Bobcats 
at the Ball State game. Fhotoijr.ih li\ 
Doug Peterson 

Top Right: Two O-Zone members 
show their enthusiasm for the Bobcats. 
Photograph by Doug Peterson 

Bottom Right; Students in the O-Zone 
cheer on the Bobcats at the Homecom- 
ing football game. Photograph by Alicia 


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Men's Basketball 

Green, the Ohio men's basketball team secured its late in the record 
books as one of only three teams to turn in a 20-loss season in Ohio 
University's history and failed to lock up a road win in the Mid- 
American Conference. The Bobcats (10-20 overall, 7-11 in the MAC) 
endured a season of close games and overtime losses after losing a core 
group of top scorers from a year ago due to graduation. 

Saying its farewells to seniors Thomas Stephens, Jaivon Harris 
and Delvar Barrett on Senior Night in the Convo versus Kent State, 
the Bobcats won a nail-biter alter watching the Golden Flashes come 
back late in the final minutes with fierce defense and high shooting 

Coach Tim O'Shea has a lot of pride for his graduating 
players and their contributions to the team and its future. According 
to, when O'Shea was asked about his seniors, he 
had nothing but praise tor their effort and leadership in an otherwise 
underwhelming season. 

He said, "We're going to win a lot of games in the future 
here and when we look back from one of those successful seasons, I'm 
going to always point to this year because Thomas Stephens, Jaivon 
Harris and Delvar Barrett provided great leadership tor this team. 
There was a never-say-die attitude that permeated this team and they 
always competed." 

A standout this year for the Bobcats, senior Jaivon Harris 
averaged 3 1 minutes per game and contributed 15.1 points in his final 
season at the Convo. He averaged 4.6 rebounds and 79 percent from 
the free throw line. Most impressively tor the senior, he earned a spot 
as Honorable Mention All-Mid-American Conference by leading the 
MAC in three pointers and ranking fourth all time for three-point 

Thomas Stephens was solid from the tree throw line this 
season averaging 84 percent. In his average 31 minutes per game, he 
scored 10 points and brought down 2.6 rebounds. 

Delvar Barrett in his 22.7 minutes per game pulled down 4.6 
rebounds and maintained a team-high field goal percentage ot nearly 
47 percent. 

The future ot the MAC and Ohio men's basketball is bright 
despite the tough season. Freshman Sonny Troutman, who averaged 
9.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in his 25.7 minutes, was named to the 
MAC All-Freshman Team. Bv Nathan C',h.imlicrlain 

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Men's Basketball 

Sports 55 

Women's Basketball 

Bria could have looked at the 2003-2004 season as a jigsaw puzzle. 

The pieces: three new assistant coaches, a freshman point 
guard in the starting lineup, a junior college transfer and a core ot 
returning letter winners including three seniors. The mission: to fit 
those pieces together and vie for a Mid- American Conference title. 

While the Bobcats fell short of taking the MAC crown, 
they did achieve 13 wins, equaling the highest win total in the Bria 

To be sure, the influence of a trio of new assistant coaches 
at Bria's side plaved a role in the team's success. 

"I just think the whole culture changed," Bria said. "The 
whole mentalitv' changed, from our work ethic, to our energy, to our 
enthusiasm. It was just a lot more fim." 

In the off-season, Bria tabbed Gary Becker, Samba Johnson 
and Shanele Stires to replace her former staff. Becker coached for 

14 years at Casper College in Wyoming before departing to Athci 
and Johnson spent a vear as the head man at La Roche College. 
Stires traveled a much different road to Athens, joining the Bobia 
familv just one week after finishing her three-year career with th 
Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. 

"I think the knowledge thev brought was tremendous, the 
are good coaches, but the energy and the enthusiasm, the passion 
thev have for the game reallv trickled through our team." 

Another new face, freshman Angel Hornsburger, quickly 
found her niche in 

Athens. Hornsburger was inserted into the starting lineup 19 time 
as she averaged more than seven points in just less than 26 minute 
per game. 

"The thing that has surprised me the most about her 
how quickly she adapts and learns," Bria said. "I knew she was a fa 
ented plaver, and I knew she would help us, but she ended up real 
taking on that role and doing a great job for us." 

The McDonald's All-American nominee's 64 steals, an 
average of 2.9 per game, was good for sixth in the conference and 
put her on pace to shatter the Ohio career steals record. 

"I don't think she's even close to as good as she can be," 
Bria said. "Her upside is tremendous." 

Hornsburger was not alone, however, as a group of senior 
made their lasting impression on the team and the program. 

"I think all three of them reallv did a good job of step- 
ping up their game, and I thought thev represented us very well iq 
regards to their commitment to our program," Bria said. 

One of those seniors, Andrea Gay, proved once again to bj 
the heart and soul of the squad. 

"She was a great leader for us, she was very verbal, she too 
the younger players, even an Angel, under her wing," Bria said. "I 
think the ultimate team plaver is Andrea Gay." 

Latreece Bagley, a fellow senior, shot better than 60 per- 
cent from the floor on the season, tops in the MAC for the seconc 
straight season. Bagley 's season culminated in the final game of 
the season and her career, a 20 point, nine rebound effort against 
Toledo in the MAC Tournament. 

"I think Latreece Bagley saved her best game for last," Bri 
said. "Her Toledo game was incredible. She plaved an incredible 
game up there." 

The final piece of the triangle, Candace Bates, had her fai: 
share of highlights on the season, as well. In February, Bates becati 
just the 11th player in Ohio history to reach the 1000 point platta 

"She's such an unselfish player, she probably could've 
gotten it even sooner, but she's just not that way," Bria said. "She 
cares about the team, she's a team player." 

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56 Crossroads ot Time 

With such a mLx ot new faces and tamiliar veterans, Bria 
ok the squad to Florida tor the Hatter Classic in December tor a 
ree-game stint and a chance for the team to gel. Ohio took care 
business on both ends, winning the tournament and becoming 
iMi on and ott the floor, Bria said. 

"You're forced to get to know each other when x'ou're down 
ere hanging out," she said. "We do some tun things, get awav 
-im the basketball court a little bit, and get to know each other a 
tie more. I think that really helped us, just as much as winning 
c tournament. " 

The Hatter Classic was an integral portion of Ohio's best 
irt in nearly a decade. As the conterence season kicked off, bow- 
er, the Bobcats hit the skids, losing six of their first seven league 
ntcsts. Ohio got back on track, though, going 6-3 for the rest ot 
e regular season docket. 

Included in those sL\ wins was an upset victor\' against 
cntuid MAC 

>urnament champion Eastern Michigan on Senior Night in The 
')n\(). Ohio's three seniors combined for 36 points in their final 
iiK- in Athens. 

"We played really weU. I always said, 'once we hit on all 
linders, we're going to be a good team'," Bria said. "I think down 
e stretch, we did." 

Ohio earned the tenth seed in the conference tournament, 
traveling to seventh seeded Toledo for the first round. Ohio out- 
scored the rockets 34-27 in the second halt, but the effort was not 
enough as Ohio feU 68-65, concluding the season with a 13-15 

"I've never had a team take that so hard. I've ne\'er had a 
team be so upset that our season was over," Bria said. "It kind ot lin- 
gered through the week. They took it really personally, and I think 
that's a huge step towards \-our following \'ear. The\' don't want to 
feel that again." 

It's that response, in good times and bad, that Bria values 
the most about the 2003-2004 edition ot Ohio women's basketball. 

"This was a close group, " she said. "They were tun off the 
court. Thev handled winning and losing with class, and that's more 
of what I'm interested in, how they represent us even when things 
aren't good. I felt hke this group played hard, plaj'ed with passion, 
played with energy." B\ TJ. Lasita 

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Sports 59 

Swimming and Diving 


teams concluded their 2003-2004 campaign with a fourth place finish 
at the Mid-American Conference Championships in Ypsilanti, Michi- 
gan. The team had finished fifth the previous two seasons, but earned 
515 points over the three-day tournament, which was the Bobcats' 
highest finish in nine years. 

Several individuals were honored with post-season awards. 
Senior diver Robert Krichbaum was named MAC Diver of the Year 
after winning the only event for the Bobcats by earning a first-place 
score of 475.90 in the one-meter diving competition. Krichbaum 
won the award lor the third time in his career, which tied him with 
only three othet previous divers in MAC history. He also was named 
to the All-MAC First Team. Head coach Greg Werner was named 
MAC Coach of the Year, his first win as a men's coach. He won the 
award for the women's team in 2000. 

Senior Jonathon Palmer, junior Mike Shelby and sophomore 
Matthew Bey were all named to the All-MAC Second Team. Palniet 

finished fourth in the 1 650-yard freestyle with a time of 1 5:46.00 i 
the MAC Championship. Shelby finished ninth in the 200-yard b 
terfly with a time of 1;51.94. Four swimmers scored in the 100-yaiJ 
freestyle, led by junior Donald Jupp, who set a new career best with 
time of 46.37. 

The tetrific showing in the MAC Championships was the 
capper to an up-and-down year. The season had disappointing losses 
to rival Miami, OH, Eastern Michigan (who won the MAC Champi 
onship) and a tough 124-1 19 loss to Buffalo. But the gteat finish at 
the MAC goes with the other bright spots of the yeat, including a wii 
against Denison and a sixth place finish at the Akron Invitational in 
Akron, Ohio. 

Werner told about the year, ""The men's 
team has continued to improve. I am happy for all the seniors becau, 
they really did a great job of getting better every year." 
Bv David Beroci 

60 Crossroads ofTime 

Sports 61 

Swimming and Diving 


Diving Team continued its tradition oi success in 2003-2004. The 
team had a successful regular season and finished second at the Mid- 
American Conference Championships in Oxford, Ohio by scoring 
547 points, only 1 17 behind champion Miami of Ohio. 

Senior Shannon Kelly led the Bobcats at the MAC Cham- 
pionships with six wins during the three-day tournament. She won 
the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.42, which qualified her 
for a wild-card entry into the NCAA Tournament. She also teamed 
with seniors Samantha Pfaller and Courtney Gould and junior Becky 
McGaughey for a 3:26:90 time to win the 400-yard freestyle relay. 
Other wins were three individual events, including the 100 and 200 
back stroke and the 200 IM, and she was part of three relay victories 
in the 200, 400 and 800-yard freestyles. Senior Heather Rennebohm 
also qualified for a wild-card entry into the NCAA Tournament in 
the 1650-yard freestyle with a 16:45.71 time, good for second at the 
MAC Championships. 

For their efforts, Kelly, Gould, McGaughey, Pfaller and Ren- 
nenbohm were all named to the All-MAC First Team. Juniors Melissa 
Dunn and Amanda Smith were named to the All-MAC Second Team. 
Pfaller and Gould were named to the All-MAC Academic team as 

Kelly also won the MAC Senior Swimmer of the Year Award, 
which is given to a senior based on her contributions during her 
career. An Ohio swimmer has won the award the past five seasons. 

The Bobcats shined throughout the regular season as well as 
the MAC Championships. The team went 9-2 in dual meets with 
impressive wins over all of their conference foes except Miami of 
Ohio, a meet that finished in a disappointing 189-109 loss. The team 
also had a strong sixth-place finish at the Akron Invitational in Akron, 
Ohio. Bv D.ivid Berger 


Left: Picrurc by Rebecca Drokc. 

:^(:^low; Picture by Michael 

62 Crossroads of Time 

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! vc Right: Picture by Michael Newman. 
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Percival and Jeremiah Beltran, the Ohio Wresting Team finished 
third at the MAC championships. Percival entered the tournament 
undefeated and the top seed in the 157 pound weight class. Percival 
dismantled Joe Henning of Northern Illinois by fall at 4: 1 6 and Ty 
Morgan of Central Michigan by an 8-0 decision to become MAC 
champion for the third consecutive year. Percival was named most 
outstanding MAC tournament vvrester and co-MAC wrestler of the 

Head coach Joel Greenlee said, "He was so dominant tonight. 
I don't think I have ever seen two better performances by him." 

In the heavyweight division, Beltran entered the MAC tour- 
nament as the third seed. After earning a first round bye, he notched a 
4-1 decision over Joe Sapp of Northern Illinois and pinned top-seeded 
Bill Stouffer of Central Michigan at 6:15 in route to his first MAC 

"He is a big meet wrestler," said Greenlee. "He really did a 
good job today." 

In addition, junior Joel Weimer placed second at 197 
pounds. Also placing for the Bobcats was senior Anthony Carrizales 
(133 pounds), junior Jon Spires (141 pounds) and redshirt freshman 
Matt Smith (125 pounds) who all recorded third place finishes. Junior 
Tony DeAnna placed fourth at 165. 

Ohio finished the year at 8-6, 2-5 in the conference. The 
wrestling team defeated rivals Eastern Michigan 32-10 and Buffalo 
17-16 for their two conference wins. Bv Kellv Mjch.iel 

64 Crossroads of Time 

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Cheerleadin g 

competitive and that the cheerleaders are just around to get the crowd 
pumped up tor the big game. That, however, is not the case. The 
Ohio University cheerleaders are a big motivator of crowd support, 
but their main obi'ective is to qualify for an invitation to the NCAA 
competition. To do this, the squad must practice for months and 
send the NCAA a tape of its best work. Then, the national committee 
invites squads who qualify to the national competition. Qualifying 
for the competition requires long hours of practice, teamwork and 
constant improvement. 

"We have continued in our re-building process this year, " said 
junior captain Brian Dearing. 

The squad is trying to reach its goal of competing in a 
national competition, and at each tryout, the squad looks tor new 
recruits to help achieve that goal. Tryouts are held in September tor 
junior varsity positions and in April for varsity positions. Even current 
cheerleaders must secure their places on the squad by trying out each 
year. To earn a place on the squad, the students must be able to cheer, 
tumble, do stunts, dance and communicate with each other and the 

Even though the cheerleaders made their jobs look easy, there 
are hours ot hard work behind their cheets, stunts and tumbling. 
During football season, the cheerleaders practiced between two and 
four days a week for several hours. During basketball season, space in 
the Convocation Center is in high demand, so the cheerleaders only 
got to practice two times per week. 

The cheerleading squad started otf the year with a private 
one-week camp in August. The squad worked on its weak areas, 
which included spots, improving in transitions and their basket tosses. 
The week-long tocus on cheerleading brought the squad members 
closer together and allowed them to improve and grow. 

"With the knowledge we gained this year, it will be a 
promising 2004-05 season," said Dearing. B\ r, D.ivid Condi 

Otiio Universir\''s Cheerleading Squad cheers for their team during the Bobcats 
game against Ball State on Feb. 7, 2004. Plicitci^ In Dous; IVtcrson. 

66 Crossroads of Time 

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Dance Team 

TEAM plus one alternate, is full of dedicated and hardworking danc- 
ers. The team is led by senior Team Captains Anita Vensel and Amy 
Gossett, and junior Team Captain Liz Sayers. 

Nearly 200 people showed up at the first tryout meeting in 
the fall. The captains held four days of clinics where they taught pro- 
spective Dance Team members the fight song dance, two other dances 
and a combination of leaps and turns. With first cuts, the captains 
narrowed the candidates to approximately 15. For final cuts, the 
Dance Team hired outside judges, who determined the final dancers to 
join the captains and form the 2003-2004 Dance Team. 

Being on the dance team requires time and dedication. 
During football season, practices are three days a week for two to three 
hours, and during basketball season practices are Monday through 
Friday for three hours each practice. And that doesn't include games. 
Sometimes there are two basketball games a week, which can require 
about 5 hours each. These hours add up to 20 or 25 per week. 

On top of regular team time commitments, the Captains cho- 
reograph all of the dances, work with a DJ to mix the music the team 
performs to, order team uniforms and organize fundraisers. Since the 
Dance Team has no coach. Captains are responsible for the duties a 

coach would normally perform. 

Since the Captains choreograph each dance, they can add 
elements of their own styles, like jazz, hip-hop, or modern dance. Th 
team only performs at home games and tries to learn a new dance for 
each game. That's about eight different dances to learn per season. 
The team does not compete on a national level because it chooses to 
perform a variety of dances instead ot pertecting just one dance lor tl 
single purpose of competing. 

Before each performance, team members calm each other's 
nerves and give each other encouragement. 

"You always get really nervous before each performance. But 
it's a good nervous, and once the music starts, the nervousness goes 
away," said freshman team member Allison Marshall. "It's a good 
bonding experience." 

Like most student organizations, the dance team takes part 
in activities and fundraisers. They watch videos, have car washes, and 
organize socials. Even though being a part of the Dance Team is time 
consuming, captain Anita Vensel says it is worth the hard work. 
"I've been dancing all my life," said Vensel. "Dance Team is a way fin 
me to have a creative outlet while dealing with the pressures ol school 
work and other commitments." H\ Kvlcnc Kn/cii.i 

68 Crossroads of Time 


Ic'tppiisite and left; Members of the Ohio Universirv dance team perform during 
Ihilftime of the Bobcat game against Ball State on Februar)- 7, 2004. Photo by 
'Hg Peterson, 

ttom left and right: The Ohio University dance team holds its annual tryouts 
ing Fall Quarter 2003. Photos bj- Alicia Whissel and Doug Peterson. 





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is a group of more than 1 80 students working in synchronization 
to entertain viewers with their music and routines. Recognized by 
students across campus and members of the community, the band is 
famous for its pre-game and half-time performances given at Peden 
Stadium during every home football game. 

However, the band has not only gained popularity and sup- 
port from students, faculty, and alumni, but from fans all over the 
Midwest. During the year, but especially in the fall, the band travels 
to high schools and occasionally to away games when it is part of a 
group trip. This year the Marching 110 traveled as far as Chicago 
to the game against Northern Illinois University. After performing 
during the game, they made a trip to a local high school and then had 
the chance to do sightseeing around the city. 

Their performances and skills have also earned them the 
respect and support of competing bands. A second-year student, 
Bonnie Briggle, said that even fans from adversary teams were won 
over by the band. While at a game, fans from an opposing team who 
had never seen the 1 1 began jeering the members as they marched 
out onto the field. But after the show, the Marching 1 10 received not 
only applause, but also cheers and a standing ovation. 

The success that the Marching 110 has does not come easily. 

Members began working on the basic drills and material 
soon after Labor Day when band camp began. During the season, 
the band focused on pieces to be performed at football games and at 
high schools, but they also put on a show for Varsity Night, where tf 
1 1 performed the entire season's music and alumni and others came 
together to watch. The members practiced each evening including 
some Saturdays, working on the music along with the choreographv 
that goes with it. Field shows changed every two weeks, so the band 
usually started learning new musical pieces around two weeks before 
but they did not start learning the choreography until about a week 

The 1 10 practiced the performances until all the details wen 
perfect and actions were done with precision. 

"Attention to detail sets us apart," said Briggle. 

The marching band was named the Marching 110 in honor 
of the band's original 1 10 members. However, to the current mem- 
bers of the Marching 1 10, the name has an even more important 

"It symbolizes the 1 10 percent effort that everyone gives," 
said Briggle. By Jennifer Bishop 

ISAarchiti^ 110 

70 Crossroads of Time 

iposite: One trombonist feels the funk during the Ohio University Marching 
liO's post-game show after the Homecoming game on Octobet 11, 2003. The 
!, umni Band and the Marching 1 10 combined to play during the show. Photo b\ 
^icia W'his^cl 

I low: Members of the Ohio Universiri- Marching 110 lineup on the field and 
•iv during the halftime period of Ohio Universit)''s Homecoming game vs. the 
' liversin- of Central Florida on October 11, 2003. Photo b\' .Alicia Whisscl 

I' ■ 

I j;ht: Homecoming at Ohio Uni\'ersit)' means everyone gets involved, including 

;imni members of the Ohio Unix'ersit}' Marching Band. The alumni band played 

iring the Homecoming parade as well as parts ot the game. Photo b)- .A-licia 


Lett: Members of the Marching 1 10 drum line perForm during the halF-tin;e 
portion of Ohio University's Homecoming game on Oct. 1 1 . 2003. 
Photo by -AJicia Whissel 

\><:]y\\ Members of Ohio University's Marching 1 10 brass section stop to pU 
on Union Street during Ohio University's Homecoming parade on Oct. 1 1 . 
2003. Phot., bv n.Hii; Peterson 

72 Crossroads of Time 


LtlY: It takes practice and dedication to become a member of Ohio University's 
Marching 110, but practice leads to fun as members of the Marching 1 10 perform 
during the Homecoming parade on Oct. 11. 2003. Photo by Alicia Whissel 

IVlou: Stand talk Chin upc hbrn m the aire One member of the Mlrching llO's 
trumpet section plavs during the Marching 1 lO's appearance in Ohio Universirv's 
Homecoming game on Oct. 11. 2003. I'hocc Iv. Alu 


Marching 110 






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propelled itself to National Champions in 2003 - 2004. 
Coming off a loss in the National Championship Game the 
season before, the team was focused on completing the goal of 
bringing back a National Championship to Ohio University, its 
first since 1997. 

Ohio Hockey experienced growing pains in the early 
part of the season, dropping five of their first nine games while 
acclimating thirteen freshman to Coach Morris' system. 

Prior to the beginning of the CSCHL League Champi- 
onship Tournament, Ohio had clinched the #1 spot and received 
a bye into Saturday's Semi-Final where they bced St. Louis Uni- 
versirv'. Ohio came away with an easy 10-2 win and would lace 
rival Illinois in Sunday's Championship. Ohio came away with 
a 3-2 win and its first league championship since 2000. 

With a season record of 29-7-2, the team unbeaten in 
ACHA play since October 18 and the seniors just four wins 
short of 100 career wins, the stage was set for a run at a National 
Championship in Ames, Iowa. 

Having the second seed in the tournament pitted Ohio 
against two teams they had not faced in the past; Arizona State 
and Weber State. The first game for Ohio was a 4-1 win against 
Arizona State followed by a day-off which allowed the team 
to focus on the next three games. On Friday, Ohio took on a 
much improved Weber State team. Weber gave Ohio all it could 
handle taking the game to two overtimes before Ohio would 
score and solidify its place in the National Championship Semi- 
final. Rhode Island was ranked below #1 Penn State for much 
of the season and Ohio had to play their best hockey to win. 
Getting out to an early 1-0 lead helped Ohio to take the play 
to Rhode Island with Ohio coming out on top 2-0. The win 
allowed Ohio possible redemption lor last year's loss that came 
by the hands of Penn State. 

Coming into the finals, Penn State had won the past 
four National Championships, the last one against Ohio at Ohio 
University. With a graduating senior class often athletes, all 
with 99 career wins and the bitter taste of last years defeat, Ohio 
took the opportunity and ran with it. At the end of the first 
period, Ohio found themselves down by a score of 2-0. 

The team rallied around each other and knotted 1 goal 
during the second frame, with a score of 2-1 for Penn State 
entering the third and eventual final period. Ohio came out 
strong scoring 3 goals in the first ten minutes of the period to 
take a commanding 4-2 lead. With the National Champion- 
ship only ten minutes away, the clock seemed to slow, and so did 
Ohio. Penn State, 4 time defending National Champions tied 
the score with 5 minutes to play on two goals in three minutes. 


^.♦c^sr'npjn'*^ rfy,". 

Ohio would not relent however, taking the play back to! 
Penn State in the closing minutes of the game. With 3 minutes 
and 36 seconds to play, senior captain Tony Arkeilpane threw 
a wrist shot at the Penn State goal. The puck was tipped by a 
Penn State player and found the back of the net. Ohio would 
hang on to win its first National Championship since 1997 and 
giving their seniors a great send off by capturing their 100th win 
as a Bobcat, a feat not easily attained. 

Ohio Universit)' Hockey has regained its rightful status 
as National Champions. The final game of the National Tour- 
nament mirrored the season for Ohio; start slow, stay consistejit 
and success is only defined as hanging the 2004 National Cham- 
pionship banner from the rafters of Bird Arena. Congratula- 
tions to the team, the 2004 ACHA National Champions. 

K\ Walitki, (...-\ Ohio Hock . 

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in the Plains and going to a gym in Lancaster to practice on the 
weekends is just another week lor the Ohio University club gymnastics 
team members. 

"At a typical practice, the girls do many routines, 
perfecting them for competition," said Katie Sprenger, Co-president 
of the OU club Gymnastics team. "The last half hour of practice 
consists of strength and endurance conditioning. The events include: 
Vault, Uneven parallel bars. Balance Beam and the Floor exercise. 
Some girls do not compete all four events, instead they specialize on 
maybe 2 or 3 events," she continued. 

There are 24 girls on the team, and try-outs are held each 
spring for the upcoming season. Sprenger said the team does not have 
a permanent coach. 

"We just coach each other," she said. 

According to the Ohio Universiry website, the OU club 
Gymnastics team was founded by Kelli Marimpetri, who had been in 
gymnastics all through middle school and high school. She missed tl 
sport so much that once she got to college she pulled together a smal 
hard working group of gymnasts during winter quarter of 2000-2001 
and called them the OU Gymnastics Club. 

Since the team is so new and there is not a steady coach, 
team members must show devotion to one another, and this year 
they have had success in all four of their competitions. According to 
Sprenger, the team came in first out of 16 teams at Virginia Tech, firsi 
out of four teams at a home meet, second out of 17 in the Miami Cu 
and second out of 1 5 at Purdue. Written by EliMhcth c:omLT 

76 Crossroads of Tii 

,1 che equestrian team helps to add variet)' to the school's club 

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For the equestrian team, the season begins with the school 

K in the fall and continues through the winter quarter, but there 

5 It much activit)' in the spring, according to Molly Tampke, the 

e lis advisor. During the season there are two different t)'pes of 

X ipetitions, western and hunt seat. Hunt seat is the form that most 

il ne team members choose. It is mostly on the flat, but there is 

t le jumping, Tampke said. The team has even won the national 

:( egiate championship in hunt seat riding in past years. 

In the fall of 2002 the team encountered one of its toughest 

i llennes when the barn where horses and equipment was kept 

) ned. The team lost not only some of its equipment, but one of the 

!• ses was also killed. 

However, news of the team's troubles quickly spread and 
the team was sent support from all over. "There was an outpouring 
of support," said Tampke. "I think we even received an email from 

Despite problems in the past, the team is now in good shape, 
said Tampke, who has been advising the team for five years now. 
Based out of Cooleville near Athens, the team's coach owns the new 
outdoor facilit)- with a barn and stalls and an outdoor arena. The new 
facility was built where the previous barn burned down. 

Many of the team members are women, but there are a few 
men on the team. Riders are required to take lessons once a week 
and then are able to go ride more often if they'd like. The team also 
has a people at a variet)' of skill levels. Some of the members have no 
experience before joining the team and are novice, said Tampke, and 
there are others who are very accomplished. WVicten by Jennifer Bishop 

Eq uestrian 

Sports 77 

Women's Clu 

freshmen libero Janice Matacic, sophomore outside hitter Tracie 
Leone, and junior setter Kelly Morgan, qualified for the National 
Club Volleyball Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina after 
finishing first out of 1 5 teams at the Penn State Volleyball Tournament 
on November 8, 2003. During fall quarter the team also was 
victorious at the Kent State Tournament and finished runner-up at the 
University of Tennessee Tournament. Head Coach Christie Mallet 
attributes the team's success to consistent blocking, good defensive, 
and coachable, athletic players. 

"This is by far the best defensive team I have seen at the three 
tournaments we have been to," said Mallet. 

In addition to six hours of practice each week, the team also 
participates in numerous fund-raising activities ranging from selling 
Domino's Pizza Cards to soliciting for monetan,' donations on Court 
Street during Dad's Weekend. 

Club president Heidi Stillings said, "It was eight degrees 
outside when we begged dads for money so we could afford the S900 
admission fee to the National Tournament, " club President Heidi 
Stillings said. "However, even though we froze, it was well worth the 
effort since we collected $450 in four hours. " 

The Ohio Women's Club Volleyball team was not the only 
women's club team with an impressive season. The Ohio Women's 
Tennis Team, Rugby Team, and LJltimate Team all had successful 

seasons as well. 

The Ohio Women's Tennis Team, which is sponsored by tliel 
Pigskin Bar and Grill, had an impressive fall quarter. Sophomore firs I 
singles player Jen Kish led the team. Comprised of 14 members, the] 
team went undefeated at the Miami Club Tennis Tournament and 
the University of North Carolina Tournament. During fall quarter, 
combining singles and doubles play, the team posted a record of 18-(1 

The Women's Club Rugby Team also had a notable season. 
After fall quarter, the 17-member Rugby Club was ranked first in 
Ohio tor Division II. 

'Tough, perseverant and athletic are three words that best 
describe the Ohio Women's Club Rugby Team," said Team President I 
Kyra Eversman. 

Led by seniors Lindsay Neary, Melissa Borsz, and Marley 
Sweeney, the Ohio "Women's Club Ultimate Team posted a 10-4 
fall quarter record including a first place finish at the University of 
Michigan Tournament and a third place finish at the Fall Sectional 
Tournament. Team President Colleen Neary describes Ultimate as .in 
intense, fast-paced game combining aspects of soccer, football, and 

Other women's club sports included basketball, crew, cycling, 
equestrian, Softball, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, water 
polo, martial arts, shotokan, soccer, synchronized skating, mountain 
bike, and tae kwon do. \^y KJI\ MiJi.ul 


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Sports 79 

Men^s Club Sports 

competitive needs in competitions other than a friendly pick-up game, 
Ohio University offers club sports, athletics with more than pride on 
the line. 

Since the 1970s, OU has offered nine male club teams and 
several co-ed teams including tennis and water polo. Club sports 
are another opportunity for students to meet their peers in a non- 
classroom setting and are also an alternative to the Greek organizations 
and other student activities. Most sports have open tryouts, and if one 
is not available, student interest and a few petitions are all it takes ro 
create one. 

"It really depends on student interest for a sport to be 
offered," said OU club sports assistant director Scott Jones. "If there 
is significant student interest in a sport, then we look to develop the 
idea and try to help provide additional resources to get the team oft 
the ground," he said. 

Sometimes the interest outgrows the club sports capabilities. 
Case in point: the Men's Hockey team. The hockey team started 
out as a club sport and became so popular that club sports could 
no longer run the program. Now Byrd Arena, the location of 
Men's Hockey home games, runs it. Rugby is another sport with a 
large membership. The rugby squad fields a team of more than 80 
members spread over A, B and C teams. 

Traditional sports ate not the only popular teams, though. 
The Ultimate Frisbee team has a strong following and a strong alumni 
base. The Ultimate Frisbee team takes on its alumni members in an 
annual competition. The team also competes against some of the 
bigger area schools such as The Ohio State University, University of 
Michigan and Michigan State University. 

The men's club crew team even faces competition from vars 
teams from other schools. Each spring, the crew team participates 
in the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, which is the nation's largc« 
collegiate regatta. More than 160 colleges with both club and varsit 
teams, and more than 1,000 students take part in the festivities. Fo 
the last three years, at least one team has made it to the finals of a 
competition, and in 2003, the lightweight tour-member team had tl 
crew's best showing yet. 

"We had our best finish last year, with our lightweight four 
member team finishing fitth in the finals, " said Ohio Universitv juiii 
and Crew President Mike Clevidence. "We had a pretty good tall, .ir 
we hope to improve at Dad Vail this year." 

Students wanting to learn how to better protect themselvi.s 
have opportunities through club sports because the martial arts Tac 
Kwon Do and Shotokan karate are also ottered. The Tae Kwon Do 
team helps guide students to increased strength and flexibility as vwll 
as increased mental and phvsical self control. To achieve this goal, 
each class puts members through a rigorous stretching ot the whok 
body, dynamic cardiovascular exercises, and drills and sparring to ho: 
kicking and punching skills. Self-defense and awareness technique^ 
are also taught. 

While competition is always fun, many members ot the 
various club sports teams love the camaraderie between members die 

"The biggest benefit of the team is that it's like being in a I 
family," said Clevidence. "We compete, travel, and work out togethe 
They become not only teammates, but family members, too. " 
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Intramural Sports 

than 130 different indoor and outdoor activities to students through- 
out the year, ranging from football to broomball. The program, 
directed by Christopher Morris, has a variet)' of activities that are indi- 
vidual, dual, and team oriented, and also offers training through the 
Ohio University Student Official Association (OUSOA) to students 
interested in becoming officials for sports. Intramural Sports also 
hosts special events during each ot the school quarters. 

During the school year, students have the opportunity to sign 
up for intramural sports as part of a team or on an individual basis. 
On average, about 70 percent of the student population participates in 
an intramural sport. Students assemble teams made of friends, neigh- 
bors from residence halls and members of their student organizations. 
At the end ot the regular season, teams are put into brackets for 
playoffs. The champions win T-shirts with their crowns. Each year 
there is a new shirt, and according to Morris, this years competition is 
intense. Teams look forward to winning the retro-looking shirt, which 
displays a Packman-like a character. 

Joining a team or playing one of the intramural sports is not 
the only way to be part of the program, though. Through Intramural 
Sports, students also learn to officiate activities. This is done through 
a student organization known as the Ohio University Student Official 
Association. Before a season begins, people interested in officiating 
are given "long and arduous training," according to Morris. Students 

take courses in the classroom, are taken to the areas where the\' will b 
working, and even work as officials at scrimmage games before finally 
beginning the season. When tournaments begin, the Ohio Universir 
officials are sent to work. Student officials are also given the chance 
to meet professional officials. Last year, officials went to a Cincinnati 
Bengals game and were able to meet NFL ofScials. 

Intramural Sports also holds special events that change with 
each quarter. There are weekend tournaments and special competi- 
tions such as the bench press competition, wrestling matches and 
3-on-3 basketball tournaments. 

For the past six years, Christopher Morris has been the direc- 
tor of Intramural Sports. "I love it here," Morris said. "It's a new 
experience and the students are unique." 

This is not the first time that Morris has been in charge of 
a program like OU's Intramural Sports. He has worked at other 
schools, including the University of Alabama. However, he explains 
that it was very different working there than working at OU. For 
example, at the University of Alabama, when teams would play, one 
day would be fraternities playing against fraternities and another 
would be residence halls against residence halls. Students did not 
really meet anyone new. When students play at Ohio University, "its' 
kind of a melting pot. Students get to meet everyone else on campus, 
Morris said. Bv Jcimirer Bishop 


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Sports 85 

Outdoor Pursuits 



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■ave souls who choose to attend. But for those students who 
ek a real opportunity for adventure, Ohio University offers 
•utdoor Pursuits, a program that lets students participate in 
tivities in an open-air environment. 

"Outdoor Pursuits is offered as a part ot Campus 
ecreation's mission to students to encourage them to be 
:althy," said Outdoor Pursuits coordinator Scott Zimmerman, 
also encourages mental as well as physical health through 
ti\ities that can be both physically and mentally demanding, 
ich as hiking and backpacking. 

The prpgram offers day, weekend, and week-long trips 
ir ad\entures like backpacking through the Great Smoky 
lountains in West Virginia and day hikes to Old Man's Cave 
I Ohio. Ski and snowboard trips are also options, and trips 
iclude cross-country skiing at Laurel Ridge State Park in 
snnsylvania and Mad River Mountain in Ohio. Most of the 
ips cost a minimal tee, and students, faculn,', staff, alumni and 
le communitv are all welcome to participate. 

But not all oi the program's activities are away irom 
impus. The Indoor Climbing Wall, located in the lobby ot 
le Charles J. Ping Recreation Center, is a recreational structure 
as rvvo sides, with one more physically demanding than the 
ther. They both measure 13 x 36 feet, which means it offers 
36 feet of climbing surface. In the fall and spring quarters, 
le Climbing Tower, located at the Ridges, is a 42-loot vertical 
limb and can be used during select operating hours. Outdoor 
ursuits also offers classes to both certif\' climbers who want to 
clay others and help more experienced climbers gain advanced 

Also on campus is the Outdoor Pursuits Challenge 
Course, which is also known as a ropes course. This course 
challenges participants to use teamwork to complete physical 
and mental tasks. It strives to be not a measure of individual 
strength, but a test of people's abilities to work as a group 
by promoting team effort, group problem-solving skills, and 
strong communication skills. The demands of the low and 
high challenge course are designed to build self-confidence and 
leadership skills while also developing group relations. 

One of the most popular activities offered by Outdoor 
Pursuits is the scuba class. Through the Physical Education 
Department, participants can become trained scuba divers and 
even go on ttips with groups. This year over the Marin Luther 
King Jr. holiday weekend, the program took a group to Florida 
for a glance at the underwater life. Over spring break, a trip is 
planned for the Bahamas as well. 

For students interested in getting a jump-start on 
the benefits of Outdoor Pursuits, an orientation called New 
Adventures is offered ten days before classes even start. The 
trip is from Athens to Minnesota where the group canoes over 
various lakes and rivers for seven days. The program is a great 
way for incoming students to meet new people and build strong 
bonds with their peers. 

Maybe the biggest benefit of the program is the rental 
and resale center, which offers all the equipment needed for the 
various trips. This center enables participants to get the full 
enjoyment out of their experiences without feeling like the\' are 
losing their wallets. B> IXivnl Berber 

Sports 87 

Desidence Life 

90 Resident Assistants & Security Aides 
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(RAs) and Security Aides (SAs) help students to settle into life 
away from home. From organizing floor and hall events to passing 
along information, RAs and SAs are on campus to help students. 

RAs live in the residence halls with their peers and are in 
charge of helping students ease into campus Hfe. They also plan 
activities throughout the year. In some halls the floors may get 
together for movie nights or celebrating birthdays or even to watch 
a game. 

While SAs also work very closely with their peers, they 
are not required to live on campus. SAs often deal with violations 
against school policy or, at times, even the law. RAs, although not 
always on duty, are always in the residence halls, while SAs are on 
duty Thursdays through Saturdays. 

In order to become an RA or an SA, students must have at 
least 15 credit hours, must maintain an accumulative GPA of 2.25, 
and must pass a background of their judicial history. Each quarter, 
students have the opportunity to apply to for the positions by going 
to the different green offices to get information. Both also take 
classes in order to prepare themselves for situations and working 
with people before beginning to work with students. 
90 Crossroads of Time 

However, neither position is an easy job. RAs and SAs 
must handle many different situations and despite classes and train 
ing, real situations can be very different. Sometimes situations are 
met that are difficult, said Eric Long, an RA in James Hall on Wes 

"The hardest part [of being an RA] is probably being in a 
situation where you feel uncomfortable, dealing with confrontation 
or topics that you are trained for, but hope to never encounter," saic 

Despite the work, there are also many benefits to the posi- 
tions. Both RAs and SAs receive salaries, and those living in the : 
residence halls are given their own room along with saving money 
on room and board. The program also has bonuses like quarterly; 
Bobcat Cash and pay increases according to hours of work. Being 
involved with the programs also gives students opportunities in ^ 
leadership and working in situations with a variety of people. I 

"I hke being an RA because I can educate the unknowln; 
residents about a wide variety of information and help them undi 
stand many life lessons they might encounter within the residenci 
halls that may affect them later in Ufe," Long said. i 



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athletic facilities such as the Ping and Convocation Centers and many 
of the outdoor playing fields, it is no surprise that many residents are 
athletes or try to remain active at Ping or by just playing sports outside 
on the lawns. 

"The majority of West is athletes," said first-year James Hall 
resident Marc Hilko. 

Last quarter. Resident Assistants on West Green held a flag 
football game in which teams were set up in the residence halls and 
played teams from other residence halls. 

"It was our floor and the girls on the fourth floor, and we 
played other dorm teams," explained Hilko. 

Organized group activities such as flag football are not rare on 
West Green. RAs on West Green, like those on the other greens, try 
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92 Crossroads of Time 

more comfortable in their environment. 

West Green is close to the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine,! 
Health and Human Services, and Engineering and Technology. 

The always-popular engineering building, Stocker, is located i 
on West Green and seems secluded to those residents who live on 
other greens. For second-year Engineering major Anthony Schwartz \ 
of East Green, Stocker holds most of his classes and the 10 to 15- 
minute walk in the cold winter isn't exactly something he looks for- ' 
ward to each day. j 

"There needs to be a bus just for engineers who have to go 
there four times a day," said Schwartz of his multiple trips across the 
campus, "or a helicopter," he joked. 

Although Schwartz must face the "frigid" walk each day 
to Stocker, when springtime comes, he is rather delighted to walk 
through the middle of West Green, where students are sprawled aero s 
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west Green, unlike South and East, lies right across Richland 
• %nue, so instead of climbing Morton or JefFhill, students generally 

uptown or to classrooms via the Richland Avenue Bridge or the 
t 'tis behind Porter Hall. 

"I like Richland Bridge better than Morton or JefF Hills," said 
I I le Smith, a second-year student living in Sargent Hall on West. 

Although some people enjoy crossing the Richland Bridge, it 
f I 1 be a little less enjoyable for one civil engineering major, Andrew 

^ irgo, who travels daily to Stocker center. 
f "They have a serious drainage problem and water backs up on 

ir 1 lawns when it rains," said Wargo. "There is a lot of water down 
'■ : main walkway, but it only happens when it rains," he said. 

West Green includes Boyd and the recently renovated Brom- 
Hall, which is located uptown, which contain the greens dining 
» Is. Boyd also has a convenience store that is similar to the Nelson 
L^ u-ket on South or the Shively market on East. All the residence 

halls, excluding the Convocation Center and Bromley, are traditional 
style with community bathrooms that were built in the 1960s. 

"The location is nice and I love the playful squirrels outside in 
the fall," said Hilko of his green. "It is close to my classes and close to 
the bars," he added. B\ Eli/jbeth Comer 


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1940s and 50s, East green features traditional-style living quar- 
ters, with community bathrooms and one to three students per 
dorm room. Although there are no "mods," East green offers two 
dining halls: Shively and Jefferson, while South Green only has one 
dining hall. Since students have such busy schedules and they don't 
always have time to check into a dining hall and sit down for meals, 
Shively offers a "Grab and Go" where the dining hall food is served 
take-out style. With this advantage, students can sit down outside 
their classrooms and do that last minute studying, eat and not be 
late to class. 

The Shively Market, which was renovated in 2003, accepts 
unused meals from the Super 14 or 20 meal plans in exchange for 

"The Shively market is an excellent convenience to have 
at my disposal," says Ryan Navaroli, a second year student and nrst 

94 Crossroads of Time ~~ "' "' 

year resident of Shively. "I have the super 14 meal plan and I am 
glad to save a few extra meals which give me spending money to 
buy snacks, which I bring up to my room and enjoy," he said. ^ i 
Jefferson dining hall plays host to the ever-favored "Wok Bar" for 
dinner Monday through Friday. Although regular dining hall fooc: 
is served in addition to the Wok Bar, many students prefer the « I 
change. It gives students the opportunity to grab fresh veggies, I 
meat, rice or even noodles and cook them in a wok right before i 
their very eyes. , ■ 

"The Wok Bar is a good idea, and I hope that they put iflil 
more times during the day," said sophomore Gamertsfelder Resi 
dent Mark McGlynn. 

While celebrations for Halloween stirred in students' mi iii 
across campus. East Green is celebrated a week in advance with 
Octoberfeast. This special occasion was held outside in front of 
Johnson Hall and was hosted by East Green Residence Assistant ;. 
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( In addition to Octoberfeast, East Green also hosted cook- 

ts and luaus, and offered free treats to students. 

; "I went with some friends across the street to Lincoln, 

4ere we were able to get free ice cream," said Johnson Hall resi- 

it Evan Witte. "It was a treat to be able to leave my studies for a 

le and get some ice cream," he said. 
i Within the complexes on East Green, Hall Council 

mbers usually set up a cookout that is offered to the dorms in a 

iticular complex. 
I "I went to a Gam/Tifif cookout which was a success," said 

cGlynn. "I was glad to get out and throw the ball around with 

' friends. East Green is the Prime location because it is set 

ectly at the heart of campus," he said. 

For some, the location of East Green is the most promising 

d enjoyable feature. For others, however, it is the way it looks. 

itie Brandt, who is a sophomore in Johnson Hall, she says it's the 

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layout that she likes. 

"I like the way all the buildings are, versus West Green 
where they're all across from each other with the open area in the 
middle," said Brandt. "I Uke the people too, and after living on East 
for the last two years, I recognize and know a lot of them," contin- 
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the South Green Games, which had a huge level of participation, 
according to officials on the Green. For this annual event, students 
from Ohio University's South Green can join with their dorm-mates 
to participate in activities such as sports or banner making, which are 
planned for enjoyment and held on the giant lawns in front of the 
Green for an entire week. These games kick off the school year and 
provide a chance for fellow mod members to get to know one another 
as well as the rest of the students living on South. 

"The banners we made at the South Green games were strung 
up in Nelson for everyone to see. It was pretty cool," said sophomore 
and Dougan House resident, Erin Shirley. 

There are 19 residence halls on South Green, all of which 
were built in the 1 960's and 70s. Many students refer to the four 
older buildings that serve as the front of South Green as "The Front 

96 Crossroads of Time 

Four." These four are different from the other 15 residence halls or 
South because they are traditional style with community bathroom;; 
The other halls on South have "mods," which hold 12-15 people int 
either a single or a double room setup. The students in the "mod" ; 
share a lounge and six people to each bathroom. The "mods" set j 
South green apart from its neighboring Green, East Green, which 
only single, double or triple rooms which are all traditional style. I 

"I like the lounge in my mod," said sophomore Mike 
Rolitsky, a resident of the Weld House. Rolitsky also said that it is ! 
nice to have somewhere to hang out and socialize other than the d( 

South Green's convenient location to the departments of 
mathematics, chemistry, physics and astronomy gives students a les 
than-10-minute walk to many of their classes. It is also located clo 
to the Ping recreational center as well as the campus golf course th; 
either of the other residential greens. 

I (the Nelson commons, the official dining hall of South Green, a 
i»ab and Go," offers students the options of take-out pizza, chicken 
I rps, fries and cookies, which is a change from the regular dining hall 

d offered in the "Grab and Go's" in Shively and Boyd. 

"I walk to Nelson Grab and Go to get away from the crowded 
ilfcie of the regular dining halls because it is faster, freshly made and 
; te enjoyable," said East Green resident Julie Dougherty. 

Also located in the Nelson commons is the Nelson market, 
I ere, every Saturday, those students who haven't used up all their 
b ler 16 or 20 meals can be found picking up snacks, pop, candy or 
■• thing they want or need. This is because the excess meals of the 

>er plan, if unused, serve as cash for the students to purchase grocer- 
) school utensils, ice cream and snacks at campus grocery locations. 
t "After my pizza I stop at the Nelson Market to grab a candy 

t for my walk back to East Green," said Dougherty, who uses her 

beat Cash to buy her treat. 

A newer addition to the Nelson Commons is the gift shop 
across from the Nelson Market. Gifts such as OU sweatshirts, mugs 
and teddy bears can be purchased here. Also, students who are crav- 
ing something more than a candy bar can buy fancier sweets in bulk. 
Students' favorite candy, whether it is Swedish fish, gummies, or Sour 
Patch Kids, can be scooped into a bag and weighed for their delight in 
the gift shop. 

"South Green is a very pretty green and, for the most part, 
very quiet," says Shirley and fellow mod member Brittany Free. 
"Maybe the reason for the silence is because we are way out in the 
boonies," the two joked. B\ Elizabeth Comer 

Residence Life 97 

Greek Life 

Greek Life 

active on campus, it is difficult to cover every activity and event that 
Ohio University's Greek life population has participated in over the 
past year. It is probably better to describe their influence through 
select examples. For the 2003-04 school year, 14 percent of all 
students on campus were members of a fraternity or sororit)', and here 
is what they accomplished. 

According to Michael Sprinkle, Assistant Director ol Student 
Affairs, recruitment numbers were stable with no unfortunate events 
occurring. "Things have gone relatively smooth," he said. 

OU welcomed their second historically Latino-oriented 
sorority to campus. Sigma Lambda Gamma aimed to have 20 
members by the close of spring quarter. "I am so proud of them," said 
Rosalie Romano, advisor. This year Sigma Lambda Gamma received 
their Greek letters, created their bylaws and co-hosted a "Dove Ball" 
with the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity in late February, a dance which 
invited all students to come and get to know their members. 

Several Greek organizations partnered with Extended 
Orientation to bring T.J. Leydon, a former neo-Nazi white 

1 00 Crossroads ot Time 

supremacist, to OU's campus to speak about the fight against hate an 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosted a "Gro 
Open House" in order to familiarize others about OU's multiculturo. 
Greek organizations. The event drew about 150 people. Other even< 
such as the NPHC and Alpha Psi Lambda's "Greek 101" and the 
quarterly "Icebreaker Dance" continue to raise awareness of minorit 
Greek lite on campus. 

More than $2,500 was donated to the Big Brother/Big Siste^ 
organization by a collection of Greek organizations who participatedj 
in the annual Omega Mouth lip-synching competition. In other 
Greek Homecoming events, another $2,500 was donated to the "Fiv< 
Angels Foundation" in honor of the three OU Alpha Gamma Delta 
women who were killed in the April 2003 house fire at The Ohio Su 

Alpha Phi Alpha, OU's historically first African-American 
Greek-lettered organization, celebrated its 85th year on campus 
spring quarter. To commemorate, the brothers planned a weekend 
festivities for Black Alumni Weekend in May, allowing them to refit d 

■1 where the Phi chapter has been and where it is headed. 

Members of Beta Theta Pi returned to a rebuilt and 
'modeled home in September. The universit)' helped to house the 
kembers of the fraternit)' who did not have a home in Bromley Hall 
ntil Beta alumni Eric Coon and Les Cornwell of Cornwell Rentals 
/ersaw the 5500,000 rebuilding project. 

' Kappa iAJpha Psi continued to raise awareness about the still 

nsolved murder case of Terris Ross. The fraternit)' passed out flyers 
n several occasions as well as hosted a fundraiser at College Gate, 
'ther minority' Greek organizations continue to raise monev for Ross" 
imily and push for the solving ot his murder. 

The Student Alumni Board hosted a "Yell Like Hell " pep 
iJly. Heather Henry told The Post that the homecoming pep rally 
lat was "bigger than last year." Music from the Marching 1 10 filled 
le corner of College and Union as members of Greek organizations 
lowed their support for a hopeful MAC football victory. 

Members of Alpha Psi Lambda, a co-ed Hispanic fraternity, 
nd the National Pan-Hellenic Council protested and threatened to 
oycott College Book Store after their merchandise had been removed 

from the store's Greek section. Michael Brown, president of the OU 
National Pan-Hellenic council, told The Post that he felt the store's 
actions contributed to the obscurit)' of groups that he thinks already 
are marginalized due to their relatively small chapter sizes. Following 
the protests. College Book Store eventually replaced the merchandise. 
Rv Paul Kita 

Oppo-^ite: A sororiri' member passes out candy to children on the corner of 
Union and College Srreets during the OU bicentenniai homecoming parade. 
Photo by Alicia Whisscl. 

Above: Kappa Alpha Psi brothers Frank Sanders and Julio Cumba. Phoro cour- 
tesy of the N, Pan-Hellenic Council. 

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1 Gree 


1 f 

Oppnsicf: A barbeque for the National Pan-Hellenic Council. 
Sitting (L to R): Joy Wilson, Larae Booker, and Michelle Ward 
Standing (L to R): Crystal Alexander, Monique Taylor, Danita 
Brown, and Nicole Long. Photo courtesy of the National Pan- 
Hellenic Council. 

Above: Three sorority sisters ride along on a float and cheer in 
celebration of OU's bicentennial homecoming during the annual 
parade. Photo b)- Alicia W'hissel 

LLh: Alpha Psi Lambda's Daniel Para, winner of the Black Stu- 
dent Cultural Programming Board Homecoming Pageant. Photo 
courtesy of the National Pan-HcUcnic Council. 

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Above: The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha (L to R): Karl Daniels, James Hamil- 
ton and Kendall Frenche. Photo courtesy of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. 

Greek Life 

Rij^hi; A sorority and a fraternity member por- 
tray the styles of past generations of Ohio Univer- 
sity students on a float in the OU bicentennial 
homecoming parade. VUow hv .VIilIj \X hissL-I. 

104 Crossroads of Time 

2004 Greek 


President: Adam Bodenmiller 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 
President: David Friedman 

Alpiia Phi .Alpha 
President: Karl Daniels 

Alpha Psi Lambda 
President: Artaro Reyes 

Beta Theta Pi 
President: Ryan Moore 

Delta Lambda Phi 
President: Joseph Dudek 

Delta Tau Delta 
President: Quentin Arndts 

Delta Upsilon 
President: Joseph Gibson 

Kappa Alpha Psi 
President: Julio Cumba 

Lamda Chi Alpha 
. President: Zachary Pyers 

Phi Beta Sigma 
President: Michael Brown 

Phi Delta Theta 
President: Dane Gross 

Phi Gamma Delta 
President: Anthony Albanese 

Phi Kappa Tau 
President: William Harcourt 

Phi Kappa Theta 
President: Christopher Whitaker 

Pi Kappa Alpha 
President: Brandon Kordic 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
President: Dustin Smurdon 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 
President: Richard Heyeck 

Theta Chi 
President: Benjamin Wickert 



Alpha Delta Pi 
President: Molly Devine 

Alpha Gamma Delta 
President: Lindsey Schoenberg 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 
President: Larae Booker 

Alpha Omicron Pi 
President: Danna Roberts 

Aplha Xi Delta 
President: Oriana Pietrangelo 

Chi Omega 
President: Alyson Boggs 

Delta Gamma 
President: Jennifer Davis 

Delta Sigma Theta 
Advisor: Danita Brown 

Delta Zeta 
President: Kimberly Ellison 

Pi Beta Phi 
President: Jessica Jung 

Rho Lambda 
President: Suzanne Schildhouse 

Sigma Kappa 
President: Mary Ginder 

Sigma Lambda Gamma 
President: Jisabelle Garcia 

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I'hoto contribuied by ihe National I'.in-I lellejiii. Council 

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Hioto contributed bv the I'an-Hellonii: L 


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Photo coLirtesv of National Pan-Hellenic Council. 

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Phoro courtesy of National Pan-Hellenic Counci 

Greek Life 1 1 ! 

\bovc: A Delta Sigma Theta informational Photo courtesy of the National Pan-Hellenic Cotmci 

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Above; President Larae Booker leads an Alpha Kappa Alpha informational. Photo 
courtesy ol National Pan-Hellenic Council. 




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Student Activities 

1 16 Organizations 

my Schurrer. president of the Newman 
up at Christ the King Universitv- Parish. 
! s for the piece oFbubblegum buried in 
I whipped cream pie during the Newman 

I/mpics on Feb. 4. 2004. I'hotograph by 


and perspectives of African American students along with minoriry 
students on campus: this is the purpose ot the Black Student Cultural 
Programming Board (BSCPB). According to Crystal Alexander, a 
member ot BSCPB, the organization is annually funded, and its pri 
mary goal is to increase cultural awareness in the Ohio University a 
surrounding community. The BSCPB is especially proud of its work 
because "it is one ot very few organizations on campus with a goal 
such as this and the resources to actually meet the goal," said Alexan- 

The activities that the BSCPB holds each year are aimed at 
meeting the organizations goal. During the year, the Black Studeni 
Cultural Programming Board sponsors a variety ot events. Some ot 
the organization's biggest and most popular include K is for Kwanza, 
the Hip Hop Concert on Siblings Weekend and the L'nit)' Fest. 

K is tor Kwanza is a program that is done in Athens clemen- 
tarv schools in which members work with the students to introduce 
the holidav and its seven principles. During the day at the 

schools, members lead games and activities to show these principles, 
including sharing and community. The Hip Hop Concert is 
exciting because of the national performing artists that the organiz.i 
tion has brought to campus in the past, like Busta Rhymes, who cam 
to Ohio University last winter. The Unity Fest takes place the last 
weekend before Spring Quarter finals in McCracken Fields and is a 
completelv free event open to all students on campus. Ottering food 
prizes, and games, it often includes a water fight, a boxing ring, laser 
tag, and even a dunk tank. 

For Bianca Butts, treasurer of BSCPB, being a member and 
on the executive board is rewarding because ot how it helps develop 
leadership skills. 

"With all of the responsibilir\' come opportunities to work 
and interact with others, including other executive members trom 
different organizations," said Butts. She also explained how she enjoj 
being an executive member and implementing the programming 
the organization works on in order to make a ditterence. 
By Jennifer Uisfuip 

i 16 Crossroads of Time 


The National Communication Association's mission is to 
p mote effective and ethical commtinication by supporting the com- 
n nication research, teaching, public service, and practice of a diverse 
c iimunit)' of scholars, educators, administrators, students, practitio- 
n s, and publics. This is exacdy what the Ohio Universirv's branch 
SI ves to promote quarterly. 

Senior Visual Communication major and current president 
oMCASC Kristie Wellman said, "We are constantlv trving to provide 
0" communication majors with the opportunities and tools they need 
DJe successful throughout and after their college experience. " Well- 
n n contmued, "I've made valuable contacts and friendships that will 
g beyond college. NCASC has also enhanced my leadership, plan- 
r Lg and time management skills." 

The NCASC holds manv activities throughout the year on 
C'Upus to promote fundraising and community service, and provides 
r ui irking opportunities and social activities. It holds fundraisers 
s h as serving grilled cheese uptown and serving and receiving tips at 

the Red Brick Tavern. These events raise money for the organization 
and the NCASC scholarship. They have participated in community 
service activities such as First Alarm, distributing fire alarms and 
batteries around Athens; Relay for Life; and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 
taking underprivileged children to places like Old Man's Cave and 
hockey games. 

The NCASC holds nerworking trips to places like the Lim- 
ited, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Mills James Productions to 
help its members learn about their majors and how they will be useful 
in future careers. NCASC also travels back to high schools to pro- 
mote the Ohio University College of Communication. The organiza- 
tion also holds socials at the Pigskin, Red Brick, and the Rollerbowl to 
provide members opportunities to get to know one another and relax. 
Mike Naso, senior Organizational Communication major and current 
treasurer of NCASC states, "NCASC has enhanced my college experi- 
ence by giving me the opportunity to take place in our events, and has 
enabled me to meet many friends and faculty members. " 
By Jessica Moss 

Student Activities 1 17 

The Newman Community 

ization centered around God, with activities based on service, edu- 
cation, worship and fellowship. The Newman Community serves to 
provide-through the Catholic faith service-education, worship and 
social aspects bv means ot tood, fun, taith and friends. 

"The Newman community' is a great way to meet friends 
with similar values and interests," said Vicki De Santos, treasurer. 
Newman Youth Group participates in a variety of activities, includ- 
ing ice-skating, movie nights, trips to Lancaster and formals. On 
homecoming weekend, some members got together to eat and 
attend the football game. Similarly, for Sibs weekend, members and 
their sibs went to lunch and to the basketball game. 

The Newman Community also sponsor many ftindrais- 
ers. These have included pancake breakfasts, exam baskets and a 
special Benefit concert at O'Hooley's. Fifty percent of the proceeds 
from this concert went to charir\', and the other half went into the 
Newman treasurv. 

Newman offers a variety of service opportunities in the 
parish as well as the Athens community. For one service meeting, 
the Athens Community High School Youth Group joined members 
for a night of flin and fellowship. Once each quarter the Newman 
Communit)' held a "Parents Night Out." Parents dropped off their 
children, and the Newman Community members babysat them tor 
free. This allowed the parents to go out, have fim, and know that 
their kids were sate and in good hands. 

The Newman Communitv is completelv run bv students, and, 
this vear, its leaders were President Jim Schurrer, Vice President 
Amanda Williams, Secretary Sarah Polace and the Treasurer Vicki 
DeSantos. The organization met on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.i 
at Christ the King University Parish Center. By Kvlenc Kuzma 

118 Crossroads of Time 

it;: Members of the Newman Communin- pause for a 
ture break during rheir retreat during Fall 2004. Photo by 
lki Whissel 

ttom Leh: Members of the Newman Community make 
entines for each other during a service meeting. During the 
eting, they also made Valentines and decorated cookies tor 
: staff at Christ the King Community Parish. Photo by Alicia 

p Right: Becca Wood sings during a practice before the Fall 
ncert. Photo by Alicia Whissel 

ttom Right: Members of the Women's Chorale perform 
rinc; their Fall concert at Memorial Auditoriiun. Photo b\' 

Women's Chorale 

•:er Jarjisian and aided by graduate students, is a student organiza- 
I n headed by Student President Jeweiee Peters, but it is also a class 
i rth credit towards graduation. 

To become a member, interested students had to audi- 
n, and after they had been accepted, they were able to return to 
: : group each quarter. The Chorale rehearsed three times a week. 
; cause it was set up as a class, the Women's Chorale changed mem- 
irs each quarter, although there were veterans in the group. 

"There is a fellowship, " said Kristina Holz, a third-year stu- 
nt who has been with the Women's Chorale for seven quarters. 

During the year, the Women's Chorale gave several perfor- 
'inces and even performed with other musical groups on campus, 
le Women's Chorale worked with the Universin's student orchestra 
I' a Halloween Concert, and also worked with other groups like the 
'iging Men of Ohio. 

The Women's Chorale gave one of its biggest concerts during 
ioms Weekend. The Women's Chorale performed a varien- ot music, 
l>m traditional to "Queen of Soul, " a tribute to Aretha Franklin and 
iteamheat" from the musical "Pajama Game. " 
] Within the Women's Chorale was another, smaller group 

1 own as I'itle 9, which is comprised ot Women's Chorale members 
'lo auditioned a second time to be in the smaller group. Singing a 
ppella. Title 9 performed at the same concerts as the Women's Cho- 
e, but the members also performed at other special events and have 
en sung the national anthem at Ohio Universit)' hockey games. 

The Women's Chorale had to plan ahead to accomplish its 
goals. Throughout the year, the Chorale gave performances and orga- 
nized fundraisers to help pay for its costs, including the dresses that all 
the members wore during performances. One of the Chorale's biggest 
goals was to raise money for its 2005 spring break trip: a cruise where 
the members can relax, but will also have the chance to perform. 

Student Activities 119 

OU Fulbright Scholars Association 

tion is one of the newest additions to the many organizations on 
campus. Just over two years old, the organization hosts Fulbright 
scholars and students studying and performing research at OU under 
the Fulbright Program as well as faculn' and Eulbright alumni. The 
program, also known as the Flagship International Educational 
Exchange Program, is sponsored by the U.S. government and is 
designed to enhance understanding between Americans and people of 
other nations. 

A group of Fulbright students founded the organization early 
in 2002. "The students realized they didn't have an organization that 
could connect them all," said Fulbright Scholars Association President 
Syahgena Ardhila. 

The objectives of the organization include: providing a forum 
for discussion on educational and international issues, promoting 
international awareness and friendship at Ohio University and within 
the Athens community and providing assistance to new and visiting 
Fulbright scholars. "Because we're very new and we're still learning 

things, this year our goal is to promote our organization to a wider 
community, " Ardhila said. 

To achieve its objectives each year, the organization, with 
approximatelv 25 to 30 students, hosts many activities such as studej 
panels, cultural open houses and orientations for new Fulbright stu- 
dents. The group also has at least one potluck gathering per quarter. 
This year, the Fulbright Scholars Association held a film screening in 
February. 'With the film screening, the group hoped "to give exposu: 
to international cultural and social issues," Ardhila said. 

This year's officers were President Syahgena Ardhila, Vice 
President Michelle Garzaro, Treasurer Gabriela CastaCeda, icretary; 
Alicya Lloyd, Socio-Cultural Committee Chair Nita Murjani, Com- 
munications Committee Chair Jesus Sanchez and Academic Commi, 
tee Chair Edgar Ek. 

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.' 
Department of State administers the Fulbright Program, which was 
established in 1946. Bv Bcthanv \hllci 

.\liii\c Lett; OUFSA executives Niu Murjani. Syahgena Ardhila. Gabriela Cas- 
taneda and Alicya Lloyd hold their regular meeting at The Front Room. 

Above Right: OUFSA members enjoy food and sunshine at the Fall 2003 Welcome 
Picnic and Orientation. 

Right; Current OUFSA officers: Gabriela Castaneda, Nita Murjani, Michelle 
Garzaro, Alicya Lloyd and Sayahgcna Ardhilla. Officers not pictured are Jesus Luis 
Sanchez and Edgar Ek. .\ll OUIS.A photos submitted by OUFSA 

Opposite Top: Fashion A.ssociates officers: Melissa Roth, Samantha Honaker, Abby 
Gilmer, Chris Kokal, Shannon Tracey, Amanda Champ, Carly Evans and Maura 

Opposite Left: Fashion Associates members Katie Sanders, Carly Evans, Chris 
Kokal, Melissa Rorh and Abby Gilmer enjoy rhe winter social. 

I )pposnc- Right: Carly Evans, Chris Kokal. Meli.ssa Roth, Samantha Honaker and 
Justine Ames sell treats at College Gate at the fall quarter fundraiser.All F.ishioii 
Associates phoros submittetl by F.ishion .Associates. 

120 Crossroads of Time 

hin the College of Health and Human Ser\ices, had a year of 
\nh in more than one way. President of the organization, Melissa 
th. said active membership almost doubled trom last year to about 
members. The organization consists mostly ot Retail Merchandis- 
; majors, but is open to all majors. 

"This vear, one thing we focused on was getting students 
m a \ariet\' of majors, interests, and knowledge to expand the 
'anization, " said Roth. Besides retail merchandising, students trom 
■ College of Fine Arts, College of Communication and College of 
siness have joined Fashion Associates. 

The event that Fashion Associates is known tor is its Annual 
Dms Weekend Fashion Show, held ever\- spring at Ping Center. The 
3w features student design and aruvork and is totally produced by 

"The show is entireh- planned bv students, including cater- 

Fashion Associates 

ing, model recruitment, wardrobe. st\-lists, venues, music, lighting and 
advertising. Roth said. 

All of the proceeds from the show go to a local charit)'. Last 
vear, Mv Sister's Place, a local abused women's shelter, received the 
proceeds. Roth said Fashion Associates and the Fashion Show have 
helped her learn about local causes and that the organization is a good 
wav for students to get involved in local philanthropy. 

While members of Fashion Associates gain opportunities to 
help local charities, they also get professional experience. The orga- 
nization brings speakers from the industr)' to its weekly meetings. 
Speakers have included local business owners, entrepreneurs and OU 

"I've really made a lot of contacts for when I'm finished with 
school," said Roth, a senior who is beginning the job search. "I've 
gotten to know the merchandising professionals really well. They've 
taught me things I couldn't learn in a classroom." Bv Erica Lutterbcin 

Student Activities 121 

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Singing Men of Ohio 

al ensemble at Ohio University. SMO, as it is commonly referred 
to, is a class in the School of Music which meets 3 days a week tor 1 
credit hour. But the credit earned doesn't, by any means, represent the 
amount of work put in by the 90-plus men in SMO. 

The group, originally called the Ohio Universit)' Men's 
Glee Club, was restarted by the late Dr. IraT. Zook in 1989 after 
a 20-year hiatus. The choir became known as The Singing Men 
of Ohio in 1995. Along with the name change, SMO created an 
executive committee, a group crest and went from wearing tuxedos to 
the famous Green Blazers. 

The current director is Assistant Professor of Voice, 
Ravmond Feener. Professor Feener was one ot the original members of 
the glee club in 1989 and as a graduate student, assisted Dr. Zook in 
the transition to The Singing Men ot Ohio in 1995. He is in his third 
year at Ohio University, following in the footsteps of the late Dr. Zook 
and interim director Richard D. Mathey. 

Each spring, the Singing Men entertain audiences 
throughout the world during their spring break tour. SMO has 
performed in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Ohio, Florida, 
South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Toronto and even China. This 
year the group will travel to Indiana, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha .ind 

SMO was invited to Columbus, Ohio, where it pertormed 
in the Ohio Music Educators Association Professional Conference 
on February 5th, 2004. This was the first time the group had been 
selected to perform at the conference. 

On April 24th, The Singing Men of Ohio performed 
with the legendary Bobby McFerrin as part of the Ohio University 
Pertorming Arts Series. 

Within SMO is a 1 2-mcniber a cappella group called 
Section 8. The group, which started in ] 991 , released their debut 

album "We May Be Disturbed" in the fall and will host the 2nd ' 
annual Ohio University A Cappella Invitational on May 29th. 

The Singing Men of Ohio is an official ensemble ot the 
School of Music, but is also registered as a student organization. Thi 
is a true brotherhood in song. For more information about SMO, 
visit "Cuz when you SMO. SMO for lite. 

S[<nv siibrnittcil h\ the Singing Men ot Oliio 

Top: The Singing Men of Ohio pr.icticc in the pariving lot next to Peden St,ldium 
prior to singing the .inthcm. Photo MibmitleJ h\' SNU). 

Above: Section 8, a 12-member a capella group within Singing Men of Ohio, pose 
for the cover of their recently released album. Phoro submitted b\ Si\Kl. 

122 Crossroads ofTime 

Eaiso knovn as OUAA and Ad ClubF is a professional oganization 
t is affiliated with tiic American Advertising Federation. OUAA 
ites speakers directly from the businesses ot advertising, public 
tions, promotions and graphic design to its weekly meetings. 
lAA also offers pre-professional training in the form ot resume 
Iding, job interview training and networking experience. 

OUAA traveled to two professional conterences, one in 
N York Citv in October and one in Chicago in February. The 
ferences allowed members to learn more about the advertising 
ustrv, ner^vork with professionals in the industry, and meet with 
I alumni at Alumni Receptions. While in New York, Ad Club 
-nbers had the rare opportunity of touring the offices of Saatchi 
Saatchi, the Global Agency of the Year. Members also toured the 
,v York Times and had breakfast with Stuart Elliot, the advertising 
jmnists for the paper. 

Each vear, OUAA competes in the National Student 
,'ertising Competition, which reOuires college student advrtising 
anizations to create an entire advertising campaign tor a real-world 
ipanv who needs a fresh perspective on its own campaign. This 
r's client was Florida Tourism. 

In addition to its hard work and professional activities. Ad 

Club also participates in community service, fundraisers and social 
events. The major community service project OUAA took on this 
year was organizing the College ot Communication Blood Drive in 
partnership with the Public Relations Student Society of America. 

"From start to finish, our club was there, getting donations, 
publicizing, and eventually, rolling up ad clubbers' sleeves." said 
Megan Averll, senior and President of OUAA. "In the face of a blood 
shortage, it was a big event tor us." 

Fundraisers included designing and selling advertising-related 
Halloween t-shirts, selling grilled cheese sandwiches and showing a 
romantic comedy in Morton Hall tor Valentine's Day. 

According to Avell, the long hours OUAA members devote to 
the club is worh every minute. "Almost all of our alumni are working 
in the business right now," she said. "For the younger students, 
OUAA is a great jumping-ofF point, a great way to tell if advertising is 
right for them. For older members, we have a high placement of jobs 
right out of school, not only because the work we produce and show 
employers, but also because of the networking contacts already made 
and cultivated." 

OUAA had open meetings every Wednesday at IHOO in 
Scripps Hall and invited members from all majors. Written by Erica 

Ohio University Advertising Association 


.Memtiers of OUAA's executive board pose at their first meeting of the year. 
: row: Ashley Kline. Katie Ingersoll, .Andrea Kartley. Second Row: MingTsang. 
Hvalac, Erica Lutterbein, Kelly Bucher. Third Row: Megan Averell, Phillip Rey- 
,, Hillary Hempstead, Jessica Folger, Nick Feltch. Photo stibniitted by OU.'\j\. 

Right: Guests at OUAA's annual New Years in November social wait tor the clock 
rike midnight. Photo submitted b\ OL'.A,A. 

:om Right: Kelly Bucher, Nick Feltch, MingTsang and Erica Lutterbein grill ham- 
pers and hot dogs at the executive borad retreat. Photo submitted by OUAA. 

Student Activities 12.3 



is an organization run by volunteer students who take 
interest in planning campus entertainment events. Mansa 
Long, who currently serves as the president, emphasizep 
that the organization strives to arrange "a diverse arra\' of 
social, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment 
programs." This way, no matter what one's interests miijf 
entail, he or she can find a program to enjov. 

UPC takes responsibility for organizing events on 
Dads and Moms Weekends, running the Homecoming 
parade, showing Midnight Movies at the Athena, planning 
concerts and organizing a plethora ot other smaller programs. 
The organization receives its financial support from the 
Student Activities Commission (SAC), which helps to fund 
other programming organizations as well. Every year, LIPC 
has to plan a budget to present to SAC for approval. 

The members ot UPC, student leaders in their own 
right, sacrifice a lot of time and work diligentlv to keep the 
organization going. One event alone may require several 
months of preparation. According to Long, members like 
Natalie Pariano, who serves as one of the Special Events 
chairs, and Lee Freedman, the Public Relations chair, have 
demonstrated true passion for the organization in the past 

UPC often aids other organizations, such as Student 
Senate, in putting together events, and sometimes serves 
as a co-sponsor. It sponsored Al Franken with the College 
Democrats, for example. This spring UPC will collaborate 
with the Black Student Cultural Programming Board and 
the International Student Union, two other influential 
programming councils, to arrange the major concert of the 

"It would be impossible to bring quality programs 
without student input and involvement," said Long. 

Those interested in becoming involved with UPC 
may join its street team at any time during the year. The 
organization's annual elections for executive positions occur at 
the end of winter quarter. 

Some UPC events to remember include a speech given 
by a former skinhead in Baker Ballroom, which sold out, and 
a lecture given by Ana Gasteyer. 

Long said, "The abilitv' to bring educational and 
entertaining programs that students enjoy is gratifying, which 
makes the hard work worthwhile." Simply put, without UPC, 
many campus events would not happen. Bv Norccn 


124 Crossroads of Time 

lop; Lindsay Mazza, a sophomore in Communications from Cincinnati, help^ 
paint Ohio University's Graffiti Wall to announce an upcoming event for the 
Universit)' Program Council. Photo by Alicia Whisscl 

Bottom: Jasmine Lee, a junior from Cleveland, Ohio, majoring in Retail Merch; 
dising, helps paint Ohio University's Graffiti Wall to announce an upcoming tv( 
for the University Program Council. Photo b\' Alicia WIiismI 





■ M ^<»\ifV 



i j i i 4 

■ Annie Dovle .mu N:idia Oeskar get read\ to perform at the Mid- 
:rican Synchronized Skating Championships, heldjanuan' 17-18 at Fraser 
ire Skating Club in Fraser. Michigan. Photo Submitted by OU Synchronized 


Ri_'lii The S)'nchronized Skating Team performs at the January 23 Ohio 
kev game. Photo Submitted bv OU S\'nchronizcd Skating. 

' The team poses at the Januan- 10 Ohio Hockey game. First Row: Nadia 
■31. Danielle SSpeicher. Kim Ryan. Robin Pfingst, Elissa Bookbinder, Kate 
Hjerlinc. Second Row: Jana Willan, Lindsay Crawtord, Annie Doyle, Christina 

■mittcd bv OU S\'nchronized Skating. 

Synchronized Skating 

Synchronized Skating Team earned its place this fall as a club 
sport. In the past there was a team, but it was many \-ears ago. 
and it broke apart over time, according to team member Christina 
Yednock. In tall 2003 the team was reformed under the leadership 
of one of its members, Nadia Peskar. Currently, the team consists 
of 10 members, many ot whom are new to the sport. Peskar, who, 
as the team's most experienced skater, is also taking on the task ot 
coaching her teammates. 

During the week, the team practices both on and off the 
ice. Twice a week, the team works out late at night at Ping Center 
whUe the members spend the other nvo practices on the ice at Byrd 
i\rena whenever open skate is available. Comparing the sport to 
s\nchronized swimming, Yednock said that it is similar; there are 
routines that the group goes through, but on the ice there is also a 
wider varietv of moves that can be done. 

In order to help pav for equipment and other costs, the 
team members have done several fundraisers. So tar, the most 
successfiil have included a bake sale, selling "Ohio Skating" shirts 
and selling 50/50 raffle tickets with the Hocke\' Team at hockey 
games and then spUtting the earnings. 

The season lasts from the fall through the winter 
quarters, with most ot the competitions out ot state. So far OU's 
Synchronized Skating team has been to one competition early 
in January in Fraser, Michigan, but the team hopes to travel to 
Cleveland in March for another. The experience was really good 
for the team, Yednock said. "It was a proud moment," she said. 

This vear has been a triumphant one for the team in many 
ways. Yednock explained that one of the greatest challenges has 
been getting everything together, organizing practices and time on 
the ice. "We are tr\'ing to achieve what no one thought we could," 
said Yednock, proudly. By Knnifcr Bisho;^ 

Student Activities 125 


Communication (AWC) is to "champion the advancement of women 
across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, 
promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront oi 
the evolving communication era, " according to the AWC website. 

This professional organization strives to provide its members 
with the skills to express themselves personally and professionally by 
aiding in scholastic, personal and career development. According 
to the AWC website, "AWC recognizes the complex relationships 
that exist across the many fields of communication study. It allows 
communicators to demonstrate competence in these disciplines and 
to be able to network and make career moves across communication 

"I found the organization to provide usehil information to 
help me huild myself personally and professionally," said Lisa LauHk, 

the current president of AWC. "The organization holds meetings to 
help our members learn what resources are available to them at the 
university, to teach them about getting internships and jobs and to 
bring in inspirational speakers that will teach members valuable skills. 
she said. 

AWC has many events throughout the year including resume] 
interviewing, and stress-relief workshops, inspirational speakers, 
philanthropic events, social events, and an annual etiquette tea with 
Mrs. Glidden, where members learn proper business etiquette for 
dinner parties and social events. 

"AWC is open to all Communication majors and, specificallyt 
to women," said Natalie Zabor, a senior legal communication major 
and current treasurer of AWC. "Its purpose is to share information 
and understanding about the potential women have in the 
Communication field," she said. Bv Ic.wica Moss 

Nk-mhers oi the Associiition of Women in Com- 
munications hold iheit annual elections for new 
ofhcers on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. I'hotdN 
h\ I )()ut; IVlLison 

26 Crossroai 

stand for, you ask? It stands for the Public Relations Student Society 
of America. Some may see it as just another student organization, 
but those who know about the organization may tell you that it is an 
organization that jump-starts careers. 

"PRSSA has been extremely beneficial to me in so many 
ways during my years at OU. It's opened the door to internships and 
networking opportunities, and our speakers have provided me with 
valuable insight about the field ot public relations," said senior Sarah 

PRSSA has one meeting each week, where informative 
speakers give lectures and organization leaders give announcements. 
The speakers this year have included alumni such as Aaron Brown, an 
Account Executive at Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations, and M. J. 
Clark, the President of M.J. Clark Communications LLC. 

"The speakers and programs that PRSSA has have helped 
to open up my views on public relations," said sophomore Brian 

Besides the speakers, the organization has a mentor/mentee 
program, an online newsletter called Professional, a workshop lor 
beginners called "PR for Dummies," and a national award-winning 
on-campus PR firm called ImPRessions. 

This year, 10 students represented the organization in 
New Orleans at the National PRSSA Conference. ImPRessions was 
presented with the Teahan National Chapter Award for outstanding 
chapter firm on October 27. Teahan National PRSSA Chapter Awards 
recognize excellence in 1 categories each year. Ohio University has 
won one of these 10 awards each year for the past 1 1 years. 
B\ r. David Couch 

I'hotos courtesy ot I'RSSA. 

Student Activities 127 


Association (RTNDA) is the largest professional organization devoted 
exclusively to electronic journalism. Ohio University's student chapter 
is one of 37 in the country. 

According to Amanda Harley, senior and President of OU's chapter of 
RTNDA, "RTNDA gives student members special learning opportu- 
nities both in and out of the classroom and instills a commitment to 
the highest ideals and principles of the practice ot electronic journal- 

In order to help its members prepare tor careers in electronic 
journalism, RTNDA provides members with a variety ot educational 
and protessional experiences. On March 6, RTNDA organized a local 
conference, where professionals from throughout the state came to 
OU to speak on panels, critique resumes and network with students. 
Members of RTNDA also attended a national conference in Las Vegas 
in April. A joint conterence with RTNDA and the National Associa- 
tion tor Broadcasters, it offered networking sessions, speakers, resume 
critiques and banquets. The keynote speaker for the conference was 
Ted Koppel. 

In addition to its educational and professional activities. 

Tt.'p: RTNDA advisor Mary Rogus talks to members of 
RTNDA about the groups upcoming conference as well as 
the importance ot networking. IMn^to bv Alici.t W hisscl 

Ne.u Iviglu: RTNDA group president Amanda Harley talks 
during the RTNDA meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 
2004. I'hmo by Alicia Whissc-I 

i-;u Riiiht: One member of the RTNDA listens as group 
president Amanda Harley discusses aspects of the group's 
upcoming conference as well as RTNDA news and hap- 
penings on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. Fhoti) bv Alicui 

RTNDA also organizes fundraisers to keep its programming goiii 
According to Harley, most RTNDA funds come from member Ji 
but members also work together to raise additional tunds. Ever\ 
and spring quarter, RTNDA spends an evening preparing and sel 
grilled cheese sandwiches to passers by on Court Street. The org.i 
nization also sells tapes to broadcast classes and production books 
Journalism 452 classes each quarter. 

But Harley said the most valuable aspects of RTNDA are i 
hands-on experiences and the contacts it helps its members make f 
the future. 

"RTNDA gives students networking opportunities, hands 
experience and a chance to meet and work with other students in t 
major," said Harley. "It gives students access to broadcast terminal 
equipment and processes before they get to their first job or intern 
ship. The club also helps students network to get that first job or 
internship. The basis of the club is networking, both with professic 
als and advisors, and with other students." 1\^ hri,..i Lmtcili- 

128 Crossroads of Time 

see a lobster running around campus? No, you 

n't studying too hard tor that test. More than 
ly, it was Snat, the All-Campus Radio Network's 
cot. The All-Campus Radio Network, more com- 
ily ACRN, is a student-run radio station broadcast 

the Internet. In its 33rd year, ACRN continues to 
r professional experience to everyone involved. 
;RN is all student-run, which is very important, 
have proven time and time again that undergradu- 
itudents are ver)' responsible and competent, " 
or Jessica Costello said. "ACRN is the best real- 
Id radio experience that anyone could get. " 
In addition to broadcasting live, ACRN is 

Ived in many other facets of the radio world. 
)artments range from Sales to Mobile to Promo- 
s and PR. The Sales department is charged with 
ing advertisers throughout the Athens area. The 
jile department provides great music fot guests at 
rien' of events, such as the tall quarter Involvement 

The highest-profile ACRN department is 
oubtedly the Promotions team. This group works 
• hard to plan, promote and execute a variety of 
pial events. Throughout the year, ACRN brings 
p ds to Baker Nights for free shows, which also ser\'es 
.• great opportunit)' to spread awareness of the sta- 
i 1. In fall quarter, promotional efforts are vital in 
.1 acting new students to the station. A "Pre New 
fr's Party" at Casa Cantina allowed students to cel- 
i ite together one last time before winter break. In 
\'\l. the Second .."Annual S2 Prom spoofed traditional 
»"ms, even crowning a king and queen. The station's 

biggest event was Lobstertest, a showcase of bands including national acts. Taking 
place in early June, the event provided stress relief to students preparing for finals. 
ACRN members have a hard time selecting only one prominent aspect of 
their ACRN experience. General Manager Liz Reid, a junior, sums it up best: "It's 
really hard to pick one thing that I love. I've met almost all of my friends through 
ACRN, so there's definitelv a strong social aspect that I like. Also, I like having the 
opportunin' to work closely with telecommunications faculn- members. Just the 
experience of working at ACRN-the challenges I've faced and the opportunities I've 
had-is absolutelv irreplaceable." By Xick Fcltch 


.-^..: Snat. ACRNs mascot, is swept offhis ket by an attendant of the Involve- 
it Fair held on College Green in Fall Quarter. 

wc: Many ACRN members ancnded the CMJ 2003 Music Marathon held 
lober 22-25 in New York Cit\*. Front Row (L to R): Lena Royale. Jennifer Salmon, 
ither Longenecker, Kim Trick. Back Row: Ehzabcth Reid. Chris Mooney of spin- 
T records, and Rohan Mahadevan. 

,hi: ACRN'ers Joe Hennes. Jessica Costello, Seih Coleman and Alex Wcinhardt 

■vide mobile entertainment at the Involvement Fair the opening weekend ol Fall 


^to^ ctmrtesv of ACRN. 

Student Activities 129 

just a few ot the characteristics of the members of The Society 
of News Design (SND) at Ohio University. This student-run 
organization is one of many professional clubs at OU, but its career- 
oriented members make it stand out. 

Although most of its members are from the school of 
Visual Communication, all majors are welcome. Majors such 
as Informational Graphics and Publication Design as well as 
Magazine Journalism make up most of the clubs members. They 
hold meetings with guest speakers who advise students on many 
career aspects, such as how to create and improve resumes and cover 
letters, portfolios, internships and professional etiquette. 

"Our goal is to broaden students' experiences professionally 
and receive feedback from peers and faculty," said Co-President 
Mackenzie Hoops. 

The club organizes ways tor students to get to know 
each other such as its "mentor/mentee" program, which pairs 
upperclassmen with new students to show them the ropes. SND 
also holds themed socials such as the tall quarter luau to toast a 
great year and initiate its new members. 

The club took quarterly trips to publications, such as their 
fall tour of The Columbus Dispatch, which gave students a better 
idea of the different types oi working environments in their field. 

But the most exciting trip the club goes on is traveling 
to the National Societv of News Design conterence. The past 
two years have included trips to Washington, D.C. and Georgia. 
Attending the conference was a great experience with manv 
networking opportunities, educational intormation about new 
technology in the field and career advice trom motivational speakers 
who are currently in the business. 

SND allows students to get involved and start planning 
out their careers. Its professional setting gives its members the 
confidence and competitive edge that is a necessity in the design 
field today. Hy Kcll}- Buclicr 

1 30 Cros.sroads of Time 

Above Lett: Members of the Ohio University Society for News Design at the 
annual Society for New Design conference in Savannah, GA. 

Above Right: Officers of the Ohio Society for News Design pose tor a picture 
while at the group's luau. From top left to right: Kristi Wellman, secretary; 
Terrence Oliver; and co-presidents Mackenzie Hoops and Megan Gierhart. Fro 
Kristen Stotts, treasurer 

Bcl<«v; Kristen Stotts, treasurer of the Ohio University Socien,' for News Desl^ 
attempts to limbo during the kickoff of OUSND's luau, while other members 
the group cheer her on. 
Photos courtes)' of the Ohio University Society for News Design 


[fSition as advisor tor the Socien- of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 
rthe end of last school vear due to health issues, professor Bill 
I eder took his place, and witnessed a complete turnover in the 
I jup's executive board. 

Jaimie Weiss, current SPJ president and junior studying 
1 jadcast journalism said, "We're going through a rebuilding 
I ase. " 

The group's executive board began the \'ear h\ tra\'eling to 
mpa, Florida during the first weekend ot Fall .uar ter tor the 
i'J National Convention. Weiss said they plan to attend next year's 
:nt in New Qirk Cirv. 

"0\erall, we want to get the word out to the community' 
out what we do and wh\- it's important, through diversitv and 
edom of speech," she said. 

Meeting every other Tuesday in the Scripps auditorium, 
'J's executive members increased nenvorking throughout the 
^nization bv holding socials and bringing in speakers such as 
ul Kosrvu, a journalist who covers the Statehouse in Columbus 
: Cople\' Newspapers. 

"We get people in who talk about personal experiences," 
eiss said. "Thev have such unique stories." 

SPJ also donated money to Newsline, an organization 
lose volunteers read newspapers to the blind, Weiss said, 
jhroughout the vear, SPJ's approximately IN members soU t-shirts 
id mugs and partook in other fund-raising events in order to 
mate their earnings to the group. By katic Br.imlt 

.•Xbovc: Tim Buganskj- (left), a first-year graduate student from Hart\'ille, Ohio, 
and Chris Simpkins, a junior from Trenton, Ohio wait on Cheryl Sadler, a sopho- 
more from \Vester\-ille, Ohio, during a social held by the Society of Professional 
Journahsts at the Oak Room Bar and Grill. Photo by .-Uicia Whissel 

Below: Lexi Fisher, a sophomore in Magazine Journalism from Ripley, West 
Virginia, and Jenny Miltner, a freshman in Journalism from Willoughby Hills, 
Ohio, talk with other Journalism majors at a Society of Professional Journalists 
social. Photo bv .-VlicuiWhissci 

Student Activities IM 

Brick City Records 

the room at the introductory meeting of Ohio University's first stu- 
dent-run record label, Brick Cit\' Records. OU had every intention 
ot creating more outlets tor the overwhelming student interest in 
the music industry, but all it took was three ambitious and passion- 
ate guys to make it happen. 

Brick Cit)' Records was started in tall 2002 by OU seniors 
Nate Levin, Scott Rosenblatt and Matt Gerst, who wanted to find 
out more about their careers going into the music business. They 
started completely firom scratch, attempting to operate their own 
small business, but quickly gained support trom OLI faculty' and 
statt. After almost a tuU year ot creating business proposals, event 
planning and meeting with university deans, professors, alumni and 
lawyers. Brick City was granted ftmding. OU fimded their label in 
hopes to gain great educational services from it. 

Brick City held events throughout fall quarter, giving local 
musicians an opportunity to audition for the label. The events 
were held at the uptown venue The Blue Gator and at the popular 
campus cotfee house The Front Room. The acoustic rock feel of 
Brent Mulgrew and the folk-rock sound of Longfellow fiUed the air 
at the first event. At the second, the Dylanesk singer/songwriter 
JJ Reed auditioned against the rock-jam beat of Cranberry Sauce. 
The folk jam ot The Bendables ended Brick City's first quarter with 
a bang. At the end of the first night of auditions, the three presi- 
dents looked in amazement at the crowd of people who had come 
out to support local music, which was what they had worked so 
hard tor. 

Once Brick City chooses an artist, the artist will get the 
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of recording an album, with radio 
airtime as well as publicitv. OU will provide studio and equipment 
for the recording of a fuU album. 

132 Crossroads of Time 

OU is one ot five schools in the country to have its own 
fijUy-functioning student-run record label. Future plans include 
turning Brick Cir\' into coursework that will develop into an aca- 
demic major tor students to study more in-depth about the musi( 
industry. Further plans are in the making tor other student organ 
zations to get involved in the process ot event planning, advertisii 
design and promotions. 

Selt-motivation is a key in every organization. The three 
founders all agree that you only get what you give. Their dream 
has come true as a result of their hard work, dedication and love I 
music. B\- Kcllv Buchci 

lop; Matt Gerst, Scott Rosenblatt and Nate Levin, the founders of Brick Cit\' 
Records. Photo bv Robert C.ipMn 

Borrnni: The guitarist trom the band ludd Rooster performs at Brick City Nighr 
the BUie Gator in February. IMioto hy Robert GapUn 

SiamaTau Delta 

ands for the first letters of Sigma Tau Delta, but has become their 
fficial motto and way of life. Sigma Tau Delta is the International 
nglish Honor Society- on Ohio University's campus. It is a student- 
jn organization which focuses on connecting English majors, English 
linors and Integrated Language Art majors while helping them 
iscover advancements and job opportunities. 

Senior English Pre-law major Kimberly Bowman is the cur- 
.■nt president of Sigma Tau Delta. Bowman said, "Our members have 
le opportunin' to be recognized tor their outstanding achievements, 
nrich their education, and advance their future careers, while inter- 
ring with other English students and facult)'." 

Sigma Tau Delta is ver\- active on campus. Throughout the 
ear, Sigma Tau Delta aids the English Department with the DARS 
.•stand the majors fair. In winter and spring quarters they hold gradu- 
te school conventions. During these sessions a panel ot professors 
nd graduate students present information to current students about 
inhering their education in graduate school. 

Winter quarter they host a facult}'-student dinner in Baker 
■allroom, where students are able to interact with facultv- in a formal 
inner setting. Sigma Tau Delta also holds a taculr\' panel, where stu- 
ents are able to learn about their professors areas ot research. Junior 
ntegrated Language Arts Major. Emily Gordon, has been an active 
lember since fall quarter and acknowledges the benefits of the faculty 
anels. Gordon said, "The faculn- panel is beneficial because it allows 
le to tamiliarize mvself with the taculrw It is a great networking 
pportunin.' and keeps me involved with the English department and 
le Universirv'." 

Sigma Tau Delta not only provides their members with aca- 
demic opportunities, but it also encourages comraderie among those 
in the English Department. Katherine Higham, junior Integrated 
Language Arts major states, "I have made so many new friendships 
that will last a lifetime. Sigma Tau Delta has given me a chance to 
meet other students and professors that I otherwise would not have 
met, and tor that I am \'erv grateful." Bv Jessica Mos^ 

Above: Karen Ponik\'ar, Professor Betli Quitslund, Astiley Mazurek, Professor Joe 

McLaugtilin, Man Birdsall, Professor Carey Snyder and Kadierine McKinnon 
enjoy Sigma Tau Delta's 2004 Student-Faculty Dinner. 

Below; Sigma Tau Delia Executive Board: Sean Riley, Caroline Knapke, .Amanda 
Trotter, Kim Bowman, Robyn Haines, Corey Newman and Jen Houtz. 
Photos courtesy ot Sigma lau Delta 

Student Activities 133 

International Student Union 

All students on OU's campus are encouraged to attend activities such 
as International Dance Night in the fall, participate in the festivities ot 
International week in the spring season as well as many more cultural 
celebrations throughout the school year on campus. The International 
Student Union, an organization committed to helping international 
students become part of the Ohio universin,' communit}', sponsors 
these events. 

"ISU serves to promote cultural understanding through 
activities aimed at expanding cultural awareness," said Kayla Sullivan, 
Vice President of the organization. "ISU functions at Ohio University 
as the umbrella organization for 23 international organizations and 
members come Irom all corners of the world, representing the col- 
lective educational, cultural, and developmental interests of over 100 
countries," Sullivan explained. 

The ISU activities help increase intercultural exchange and 
awareness across campus while giving opportunities for American 
and International students to learn about each others cultures. Also, 

among other ser\'ices, the ISU serves as a consultant to the Inter- 
national Student organizations. Examples of the student organiza- 
tions that contribute to the diversity of OU's campus are the Africaj 
Student Union, the Association for Cultural Affairs, the Alpha Psi 
Lambda Fraternity, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association : 
many more. These organizations help contribute to the welcoming f 
international students while giving them special recognition tor the 
efforts at OU. 

"The International Student Union benefits everyone on 
campus," said Sullivan. "We promote diversity and understanding 
through a varien' ol events. All races, cultures, and religions are repi 
seated under the ISU umbrella, allowing everyone to be involved," 

All the activities and hard work ot the ISU members have 
been dedicated to making students teel welcome and the "home aw 
from home" motto isn't just for the American students, but tor the 
International Students who are much further awav from home as w 
B\' Beth Comci 

134 Crossroads of Time 

Permias, Ohio Universin's Indonesian student organization, 
unites students from Indonesia who are studying at OU. Permias 
stands tor "Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia Amerika Serikat," 
which translates into "Association for Students from Indonesia in 
the United States. " According to Permias' president, Nita Irawati 
Murjani, the objective of Permias is to promote the participation of 
its members in the Universin-'s student activities. 

Besides participating in inter-organization activities spon- 
sored by the International Student Union like the International 
Street Fair, Permias also hosted its own activities. It organized a 
Poco Poco Dance, which is a traditional communit)- dance that 
Murjani said has become ven' popular in the last few years. Permias 
also hosted gatherings to celebrate religious holidays like Ramadan, 
ledul Fitri and Christmas. 

"Celebrating these holidays together maintains the commu- 
nity- bond when we are away [from home] and far from our families 
and communities," said Murjani. 

One wav Permias creates this bond is through its mailing 
list. Even before Indonesian students arrive in Athens, Permias con- 
tacts them with information and advice. When the students arrive, 
someone from Permias picks them up at the Columbus Airport. 
Murjani said this initial support helps new students feel like they 


"Most of us are graduate students and married couples and 
we feel that we have similar problems." said Murjani. "'Some of my 
friends told me that they always see Indonesian students together. 
It looks like we have a lot of members, but really there are only 30 
to 45. It just looks like we are e\er\-where because we have a strong 
bond. It is just the same people in different places," she said. 

Murjani is a second-vear graduate student who studies com- 
munication and development with a specialization in environmental 
communication. She is in Athens with her husband and son. She 
said that because Permias is so diverse, it allows her and the other 
members to discuss issues from many different viewpoints. 

"'Before we came here to pursue higher education, most of 
us existed in our own careers. Some of use lectured in universities 
in Indonesia, some were researchers, some were authors, and some 
came from NGO's, like me, " she said. 

Not only does this diversity allow members to have interest- 
ing discussion, but it also allows them to make contacts for when 
they return to Indonesia. 

"We are not just an organization," Murjani said. "We are 
building a neuvork." Bv hnci I iittcrhcm 

Student Activities 135 

Online Journalism Student Society 

organizations, the Online Journalism Student Society (OJSS), spent its 
charter year planning and building membership. 

Senior journalism major Joy Billings had the idea for the orga- 
nization when the Scripps School of Journalism adopted a new online 
journalism sequence. Dr. Bernhard Debatin, a professor at Scripps, 
connected Billings with first-year student Cara McCoy, and the two 
students formed OJSS with Billings as the president and McCoy as the 

The organization helps its members understand issues such 
as the cultural, legal and ethical matters in online journalism and 
provides them with hands-on experience in the field. For example, 
during winter break, members of OJSS updated 

"It gave people a lot of experience with the technical aspect 
of putting things up on the Web, sn'le and making sure everything is 
right, and learning how to meet deadlines, " said Billings. 

Although OJSS was created with the new online journalism 
sequence at Scripps, the organization is open to all majors. Billings 

said she started the organization because she wanted students with k 
same, unique interest to be able to meet and talk about it. 

"I really want heav)' recruiting for everybody, " she said. 
"Anyone in journalism, and anyone on campus, because this is whe 
the future is really going. We would really appreciate anvone's inpu 

OJSS hosts guest speakers at its meetings, and in Novembe 
members attended the Online News Associations annual conferenc 
in Chicago. During the Chicago trip members also toured the onli 
department of the Chicago Tribune. During the year the organizat i 
also worked on building its own Web site and raising money for ne-< 
fall's Online News Association conference in California. 

Billings is not worried about leaving the club to its current 
members after she graduates in the spring. She said the group is m.! 
vated, organized and positive. 

"I'm almost jealous, I guess, because I'll miss out on all the. 
new recruits and all ot the experiences they'll have, " said Billings. 
B\' Lnt.i Luttcrbein 

Above: Members of Ohio University s Dnline Journalism Society. Photo siibmittetl b\- Jov liilUn^s. 

1 ,36 Crossroads of Time 

Below: Senior Class Council poses outside ot the newly construaed Bendy Annex. Photo contributed bv Rick Faiica 

Senior Class Council 


iuch as the senior class happy hours, senior week, Yell like Hell, 
dumni receptions, and any r\pe of class trip can give their 
Jianks to the Senior Class Council, because it was the orga- 
lization responsible for planning such events. The purpose 
Df Senior Class Council is to provide direction and advice for 
Tiembers of the graduating senior class. The people in Senior 
Zlass Council include elected senior class officers as well as a 
ienior representative from each college. The students on this 
:ouncil work to provide activities that allow seniors to enjov 
Jieir remaining year at Ohio Universin-. 

"Through Council programming and outreach, Ohio 
Universit}' students benefit from efforts that include discounted 
rates from select local merchants, graduate receptions, career 
assistance receptions with alumni, and a host of other 'life transi- 
uon program offerings," said Senior Class President Ryan Mick. 
'In addition, the class officers assist the Universir\'"s president in 
:he selection ot commencement speaker," he continued. 

Senior Class Council is sponsored and advised bv the 
Ohio Universit}- Alumni ^Association and is funded by the Senior 
Class and fundraisers like the Bicentennial Mosaic poster. Aside 
from all the activities the Senior Class Council organizes, "one 
of the noblest efforts put forth by the council is the annual class 
gift," said Mick. "In past years, senior class gifts have included 
fountains, recycling bins, bike path lights, benches and sup- 
ported campus beautification projects," he said. 

Senior Class Council, according to Mick, coordinated 
and sponsored an initiative to raise significant dollars toward 
needed Universit)' programs, scholarships and other campus- 
related projects. The council members dedicated time and effort 
to their peers and surely helped the final year of college stick 
with the OU seniors. Bv Beth Comer 

Student .Activities 137 


founded in the 1970s by a group of African American students within 
the College of Communication. According to the BSCC constitution, 
"with the upsurge of African American students interested and 
participating in the broad discipline of communications, there is 
a need for consistent dialogue and interaction among this student 
population at Ohio University." 

The purpose of BSCC is to provide a voice and an outlet 
for minorit)' students in the College of Communication, according 
to senior JaNelle Ricks. The organization works to enhance the 
classroom experience of members by providing personal enrichment 
and professional development opportunities. 

BSCC is also involved in community service. This year, 
the organization worked with Love Luggage, sponsored by the OU 
Center for Community Service. Athens Big Brothers, Big Sisters 
and The American Red Cross fundraisers are held to raise money for 
the professional development trip. BSCC also has done traditional 

fundraisers such as selling candy, singing on the corner and waiting 
tables at the Redbrick Tavern. BSCC is also working on a fundraiser 
for the American Red Cross to raise money for measles vaccination-, 
in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Ricks, measles is the number 
one killer of children in this region- more than HIV/AIDS or 

Ricks said BSCC offers its membership a variety of things. 
First, it is a support system for minorin' students on a campus with 
a majority of white students. Second, it serves as an opportunity 
to enhance what students learn in the classroom through various 
professional initiatives. Members develop their skills and abilities as 
leaders as well. From the moment they step through the door they 
are challenged and educated on how to excel. Third, BSCC is like a 
huge family. In a comfortable atmosphere like the one provided by 
this organization, members are more willing to step out and try new 
things, knowing that they will have support along the way. BSCC i! 
continual learning experience. Written by Kylcnt- Kuzma 

Above: Members of the Black Student (-Jommunicaton Caucus. 

Right: Graduating seniors Jonathan Davis, Ladaska Robinson. Candice Brooks 
and JaNelle Ricks. 

138 Crossroads of Time 


submited bv: Laquerta Conner. Advisor for the National Socier.' of Black Engineers. 


Socien' of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to program 
enhancement tor the increase and retention of African Americans 
ind other minorities in the engineering field, ^'ith more than 25 
members in the association, the OU chapter is part of a national 
organization that has more than 15.000 members. NSBE is the 
largest student-managed organization in the country. 

The organization's mission is to "increase the number of 
culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed 
protessionallv and positively impact the community, said Laquetta 
Cortner, NSBE advisor. Some objectives of the organization include: 
motivating and developing student interest, striving to increase the 
number of minorit)' engineering students, encouraging members to 
seek advanced degrees and promoting public awareness ot engineering 
opportunities for African-Americans and other minorities. 

Members of the organization enjoy many benefits such 

as workshops, mentoring, communin- ser\'ice activities, social and 
cultural activities and employment opportunities. NSBE's award- 
winning Taste of Culture program is one activit)' that achieves many 
of the association's goals. "The program is a pot luck in Februar)' for 
Black Histor\- Month," Cortner said. "There is a black history- quiz, 
and it's a great way tor students to socialize. " 

NSBE also hosts fundraisers, the fall Career Fair being its 
largest. Funds raised go to finance scholarships and the trip to the 
national conference. This year's national conterence was in March 
in Dallas, Texas. The conference offers students the opportunities to 
attend workshops and a career fair. "Students can brush up on their 
nerivorking skills, " Cortner said. 

This vear's officers are President AJisha Milbry, Vice President 
Doris Colston, Recording Secretar)' Lekeisha Grant- Wortham, 
Corresponding Secretary Shantanelli Bland, Treasurer Karen Davis 
and Parliamentarian Tia Jameson. Wrjtun h\ Ikth.iny MillLi 

Student Activities 139 

Riglu: The Executive Committee of SAB dresses 
up for the Annual Alumni Awards Gala. 

Aliu\L-: SAB members Amy McElroy, Chris Siracusa. and Julie Musick enjoy the 
Annual Yell Like Hell Pep Rally during the Homecoming festivities. 

Kii^hi: SAB President Chris Siracusa with famous Alumna Piper Perabo at the 
Annual Alumni Awards Gala. 

Photos and captions 

supplied by 

Chris Siracusa 

140 Crossroads of Time 

Student Alumni Board 

newav between students and alumni. SAB worked closely with the 
lumni Association at Koneker Alumni Center. It helped with many 
■enrs that the alumni center organized. SAB had 70 members, which 
icluded students new students as well as seniors and fifth-year stu- 
pnts. Chris Siracusa, SAB President, and Senior Vice President Jamie 
kenda led the group. 

1"SAB provides the epitomy ot the college experience, ' said 
enda. "Not only do we have fiin, but we also work hard to have 
■pportunities that manv other students never receive and we get to 
iieet some of our best friends." 

The board helped organize Homecoming Weekend, Sibs 
.eekend. Freshman Record and Take a Slice. 

Student members ot SAB had to go through a difficult process 
I) join. First, they attended an open house and filled out an applica- 
on. Next, thev went through rvvo interviews. Once these were 
pmplete, the board chose the members. The members went through 
•le first quarter completing senices that are mandator)' to become 

an active member and then participating in an induction ceremony. 
This year after the first quarter junior Shannon Wensyel was named 
"old member of the quarter" and junior T David Couch was named 
"new member of the quarter." In addition to gaining experience with 
organizing events, the Board is also a great wa\' to meet people. 

"I have made over a hundred friends through SAB, an 
achievement that one cannot gain in the classroom," said Siracusa. 

The SAB organizes the "Yell Like Hell" pep rally that kicks 
off homecoming weekend. The organization also does some com- 
munit)' service such as adopt-a-highway. The Take a Slice program 
was a hit for the seniors last year. This event allowed seniors to meet 
representatives from around the countr)' who are in alumni chapters 
from OU. The event allowed seniors to learn what the alumni center 
coul do for them after graduation. 

New member Lauren Wulker, a sophomore, says, "Knowing 
what s going on around school, getting to voice my opinion and meet- 
ing the people who walked these grounds before us has only added to 
mv college experience." By T. David Couch 

Opposite: SAB members enjoy (heir bus ride to a tail hayridc. 

Student Activities 1 4 1 

Bodies in Motion DanceTeam 

University Dance Team. However, another dance team exists 
on campus as well — one about which a number of people may 
not know. Seven women compose this unique team, which 
uprooted from a desire to change the "traditional perspectives 
of dance," as President Shawna Darrington put it. Darrington 
also serves as a co-founder, choreographer, costume designer and 
"whatever else" the team requires of her. She, along with Crys- 
tal Alexander, Tishara Clement, Raquel Dichoso, and Amber 
Vaughn got together and created Bodies in Motion last year. 
They wanted to break away from the style of the other already 
well-known dance teams of Ohio University. Therefore, they 
have centered many routines on hip-hop style. The five co- 
founders share recollections of dancing together at John Mar- 
shall High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Their city championship 
team there was known as "The Lawyerettes. " 

According to Darrington, Bodies in Motion has not had 
many opportunities to correspond with the other dance teams 
on campus. 

This lack of correspondence has occurred because the founda- 
tion of the team happened only last year, Darrington said. 
However, she asserts that Bodies in Motion does plan to conso 
with the other teams at Ohio University in the near future. T 
team will be involved with various activities, such as the 2nd 
Annual Fish Fry of Mom's Weekend, which will take place on 
Saturday, May 1st, and a Tribute to Great Performers, which \^ 
occur on February 26th. Bodies in Motion has also arranged ; 
hip hop workshop, but has yet to decide on a date. 

Bodies in Motion requires each member to be enroUec 
at Ohio University, to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade 
point average, and to dedicate herself to learn a five day dance 
clinic routine "to the best of her ability." Darrington empha- 
sizes the importance of all members when she declares, "I belie 
we've all made a difference for the team since it is a project, 
under construction. Every idea and action is considered to be 
major difference for our team." 


Pi Sigma Alpha 

that aims to help political science majors discover what they can do 
with their degrees after college. 

"Pi Alpha gives students the opportunin,' to be recognized for 
outstanding achievement in academics and leadership in the political 
field," said Brian Footer, a dedicated leader in this organization. 

To be a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Fraternity, one must 
have a major or minor in political science and have an accumulated 
grade point average of 3.4 by graduation. 

"Specifically, among political science students, active members 
are those students who challenge themselves, those who are active, and 
leaders who are accomplished in the academic and political fields," 
said Footer. "The lifelong membership allows students the opportu- 
niry to be a part of the elite group that has interests in the political 
science field," he continued. 

According to Ohio University's Web site, the political science 
major prepares students for careers in law, public service, foreign ser- 
vice, business, and education. The organization aims at guiding those 
interested in political science careers by taking them to career fairs and 
by bringing political science alumni to campus to speak about their 
careers. These activities are meant to be enjoyed by the students, and 
a source of guidance helps lead the way to a less stressful eniplo\'ment 

"The non-partisan, fun atmosphere allows all students to I 
comfortable learning and participating in politics," said Footer. 

Pi Sigma Alpha keeps busy around campus by remaining 
active in the Ohio Universirs' Honors Council as well as in the Ml' 
scholars program, which, according to Footer, is designed to infon 
encourage and prepare students for graduate studies. 

The 2004 primary election has been able to entertain stud 
and allow them to see how the candidates represent themselves. 

"Pi Sigma Alpha is fortunate during 2004 to focus on the 
presidential election, " said Footer. "Events held this year will offer 
students an opportunity to view the framework such an election," ' 

The fraterniry's atmosphere doesn't circle around party pn 
but does consider the functions of politics and the possibilities for 
future. According to Footer, the National Headquarters offers leai 
ers within the Fraternity a chance to participate in several internsh 
contests and many other exciting possibilities. Earning a political s 
ence degree can be a lot of work, but Pi Sigma Alpha aims at keepii 
it interesting and enjoyable. By Kcdi ennici 

142 Crossroads of Time 


OU Recruiting Society 

led of OU students who work closely with Undergraduate Admis- 
ins in an effort to recruit high school students from traditionally 
ider-represented groups at Ohio University. 

; Each year, OURS hosts several visitation programs for pro- 

ective students and their parents to experience OU and learn what it 
;s to offer. Each year, OURS hosts a Multicultural Visit Program, or 
iVP, weekend, during which prospective students have the opportu- 
ty to network with current OU students, faculty and staff. They are 
j on campus tours, participate in rap sessions and attend academic 
id financial aid information sessions. 

Throughout the year, OURS also participates in Telecoun- 
ling and Online Chat sessions that allow prospective students to 
k any questions that they may have about university life. During 

Spring Quarter, OURS helps to plan and coordinate Cultural Con- 
nections, a visitation program for admitted students that encourages 
them to select OU as their college of choice. Through the year, OURS 
members also enjoy participating in community service projects in the 
Athens community and take pride in improving their world around 

"One of the most memorable experiences ot the year was the 
ATCO Valentine's Day Dance when OURS members did the Hokie 
Pokie with area mentally and physically handicapped individuals," said 
Caire Thorn, OURS President. 

Members of OURS enjoy seeing the truits of their labor when 
prospective students decide to attend OU and arrive on campus in the 
fall. They are rewarded also by knowing that through their own col- 
lege experience they are helping other individuals make the right, and 
often difficult, decision ot which college to attend. B) Todd Gnnhani 


Student Activities 143 



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Meeting Friends and Deadlines 

144 Crossroads ot Time 

d promotions team behind the scenes of the 2004 Athena Yearbook 
It much of their free time into the yearbook, but pizza parties, lots 
laughs and memories of their own were some rewards for their hard 
)rk. The 2004 Athena yearbook staff was full of fresh faces, which 
eant several new students were getting involved. 

"This year the staff is young, with a lot of underclassmen 
irning together and helping each other along," said Erica Lutterbein, 
ournalism advertising management major and the Athena's Copy 
litor. Lutterbein began as Assistant Copy Editor in 2002. 

"The staff this year, they're good times, " said Katie Brandt, 
Tiagazine journalism and English double major and one of the 
hena's Assistant Copy Editors. 

Brandt was a writer last year, which she enjoyed, but she 
id that her new responsibility as part of the editorial staff was more 
allenging and gave her more freedom in choosing how much she 
intcd to write. It also gave her a chance to read and edit what the 
her staff members had written. 

, There are always newsworthy activities going on at OU, 

id the Athena covers sports, organizations, homecoming, colleges, 
lidcnce life and any special events that are held annually or deserve 
:ognition. The staff consisted of writers, photographers, designers, 
itors and a promotions team who all met weekly to discuss their 
itus on the tasks assigned. As usual, finishing the yearbook in just 
ree quarters and making them available to seniors by graduation day 
IS a tight squeeze. The deadlines that the staff had to meet were in 
mpetition with schoolwork, and it took organization and pl.inning 
fit exerything in for these busy staff members. 

"Last year we had an approaching deadline and everyone had 
come together to finish on time," commented Lutterbein. "Even 
ough it was stressful, it was nice to see everyone working together. 
le staff grew closer through that experience." 

Nick Feltch, a journalism advertising management major, 
Editor-in-Chief for the Athena, and this is his first year with the 
Sponsibilitv'. Feltch is in charge of making sure everything is going 
!Cording to plans and that all the jobs are completed on time. Feltch 
lined the Athena staff in 2002 as an Assistant Copy Editor. 

"Nick is a busy man," said Lutterbein, "which is whv I'm 

being interviewed instead of him. He does a great job of motivating 
the editorial staff, while still keeping a good sense of humor." 

Although there are strict deadlines, the Athena staff still tries 
to have fun outside of meetings. Last year, the owners of Lauren 
Studios, the firm who takes senior portraits for the Athena, took staff 
members to the Blue Gator restaurant in uptown Athens for dinner. 
Usually at one of the last meetings, pizza is ordered or some type of 
snack is offered for the staff members to enjoy while socializing with 
one another. Bv Beth Comer 

Opposite lop: The .\thena Yearbook staff. Front 
Row (L to R): Nick Feltch. Rebecca Droke. Center 
Row: Jessica Moss, Alicia ^Tiissel. Kara Steele, Allison 
Tofflc. Erica Lutterbein. Back Row: Lee Freedinan, 
Katie Brandt. Beth Comer, Pam Hancock. I'horo by 
Doug Peterson 

( Opposite i^ottorn Left: Photographers Allison Toffle 
and Alicia Whissel stand by as Rebecca Droke takes a 
shot. Photo by Doug Peterson 

,ntsite Btntoni Right; The Athena staff poses with 
t I'liege Green in the background. Photo b\- Rebecca 

lop: Members of the Athena Yearbook gather in the 
stairwell outside the office in Baker Center. Piiutii b\ 
.Allison Tofflc 

I eh: Editor-in-Chief Nick Feltch glances at the 
camera between photos. Photo bv Rebecca Druke 

Student Activities 145 






College of Arte and (Sciences 


The College of Arts and Sciences, offers a variety of 
opportunities in a wide range ot fields. The College offers 
26 majors, 27 minors and five certificate programs for 
undergraduate students. Masters and doctorate programs th 
focus on the humanities and social and natural sciences are 
also available through the College. The College ot Arts and 
Sciences offers courses such as biological sciences, classics, 
history, mathematics, modern languages, philosophy, political 
science and anthropology. 

In October, the college expanded its faculty, adding 
21 new members. With its wide range of studies, the Colleg 
draws in a large number ot students each year. More than 
4,000 students were enrolled in the College, but many other' 
colleges and majors require classes trom within the college fd 
general requirements. 

Within the College of Arts and Sciences and 
its many departments, students have the opportunit)' to 
study abroad and to complete internships in the Ll.S. and 
abroad. The college offers a total of 38 education abroad 
opportunities in 28 countries and links a number of program 
to the Department of Modern Languages. The College 
offers certain programs every year, one ot which is the 
Tours Program, which takes place in the spring tor students 
taking French. There is also a new program being ottered in 
Pamplona, Spain. 

The College of Arts and Sciences also offers many 
opportunities for students to become involved on campus. 
The College brings in speakers for the students throughout 
the year and hosts panels and special events such as Pre-law 
Day, which took place in the tall. 

There are also many student organizations connected 
to the college and its many different focuses. 

"There is a club for everything. There are even three 
different history clubs!" said Mary Beth Hartoon, a senior 
history major. There is something for everyone to become 
involved in, no matter what his or her major or interest 
is. From archaeology and anthropology to philosophy and 
psychology, students have many options of the organizations 
in which they can become involved. The Department of 
Modern Languages even holds weekly meetings in local 
restaurants for students taking French and Spanish. 

148 Crossroads otTime 

Although the College houses a wide varietv of fields, advisors make themselves 
available. Hartoon said, "There is always someone who can help vou find the answer to vour 

With so much diversit)-, the College of Arts and Sciences is not only important to the 
students with majors in it, but also to students in ever\- other college. Bv Jennifer Bish.>p 

Academics 149 


College of Arts and (Sciences 

1 50 Crossroads ot Time 

Academics 1 5 1 


home of the College of Business. Sons, daughters and sib- 
Ungs are increasingly following in an elder's footsteps as the 
future of our business industries. The outstanding profes- 
sional reputation of the College of Business often draws in 
family members of former alumni. Freshman Jim Burva 
is one student who was influenced by a family member to 
pursue a degree in Business from OU. 

"My sister had such a good experience with it she 
encouraged me to do it as well," said Burya. 

Ohio University began offering business classes in 
1893 and currently offers twelve undergraduate majors, a 
M.B.A. degree, and an Executive M.B.A. program. Each 
year about 2,000 students apply to the Ohio University 
Business College, but the college has only 350-400 students. 

"Admissions are very selective," said Angela Ander- 
son, Assistant Dean for Career Resources. "It is possible 
to get admitted to Ohio Universirv' and not the College of 
Business as we limit the size of each class. Our applications 
have been going up for several years so the admissions stan- 
dards likewise increase," she said. 

What sets the College of Business apart from that of 
other universities in Ohio is its action learning method. Stu- 

dents are given real-world situations and encouraged to problem sol- 
and formulate situations that may help them with future endeavor-.. 

Cluster classes are taught to sophomores and juniors. A 
cluster class is five to six ditterent classes made into one. Students are 
team-taught by different teachers from various business majors, whic 
help the individuals to become well-rounded business students. Foci 
is not only on a student's particular major, but segments of every 
major within the College of Business. Because students get the sm.illi 
classes and participate in the action learning method, bv the time ilu 
graduate, business students find themselves six months ahead ot othc 
graduates from other Ohio colleges and universities. 

The college offers 19 student organizations, including prolf 
sional business fraternities such as Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Gamma Nu 
and Alpha Kappa Psi. The college also has student programs such a\ 
Copeland Scholars, Corporate Leadetship Program, Business Fello"^ 
and the Global Competitiveness Program. 

According to the College of Busines.s' website, the Corpor.itt 
Leadership Fellows Program is a unique developmental experience In 
outstanding seniors in the College of Business. Selected high poteiiti.i 
juniors are identified during wintet quarter to become such fellows. 

The goal of Corporate Leadership Follows is to meet with dij 
ferent business executives who come to Ohio University, and to take 
trips to different companies. 

152 Crossroads of Ti 

" Through meeting with execu- 
tives, this program has given me a good 
experience about seeing what it takes to 
make it to the top ot an organization," 
said senior Adam Wachter. 

Business Fellows is For future 
candidates to the Copeland Scholars 
program and molds them into what a 
Copeland Scholar is. 

"This program [Business Fel- 
lows] is designed to take the students 
who were selected tor the highly com- 
petitive Copeland Scholars program 
as freshmen and provide them with a 
mentoring program throughout their 
entire undergraduate experience," said 
David Payne, Advisor to the Business 
Fellows. The mentoring helps students 
gain internships by trequent meetings 
with business leaders. 

The Global Competitiveness 
Program sends Ohio University business 
students to universities abroad and pairs 
OU students with students from the 
host university. The students work with 
a company in the host country to solve 
authentic business problems. Only 230 
students go each year, and space fills up 

"An hour after we opened for 
the summer session to take applicants 
we ran out ot spots," said Director of 
External Relations Jack Barr. 

The College ot Business is full 
ot students who come to the college 
because ot word of mouth praise from 
former students. The academic empha- 
sis and the many opportunities that 
students have tor jobs make the College 
of Business at Ohio University one of 
the most recognized in Ohio. It is what 
keeps generations coming back. 

"The College of Business is a 
source of pride for Ohio University," 
said Barr. Bv Nicole XXaciiici 

Academics 153 


double majoring.' 

T. David Couch 


Communication are some of the nation's top communicators. "I was dead set on being a teacher when I first came to 01 

The College houses the School of Communication Studies, but after I took some communication classes I fell in love with it," sa 

the School of Telecommunications, the School of Visual FreshmanKatieSmolewsk. "lamnowin theCoUegeofCommunicatio 

Communications, the J. Warren McClure of Communication 

Systems Management and the E. "W. Scripps School of 


The College of Communication's 44 different 
programs within the five schools make for a very competitive 
College. With the help of the 1,000 internships and 
the numerous on-campus opportunities to get hands-on 
experience, it allowed a 96% job placement rate for graduates. 
The College of Communication implemented some major 
changes for the 2003-04 academic year. 

What was formerly known as the School of 
Interpersonal Communication changed its name to the 
School of Communication Studies. The name change 
became effective at the beginning of the 2003 school year. 
Also new to the School this year was a doctoral program that 
began in the fall of 2003. 

The School of Visual Communications named a 
new director, Terrill E. Eiler, the School's co- founder and 
now its third director. He had been with Ohio University 
since 1974, and since then, he has been a professor and 
worked with the National Geographic Society's books and 

As in the past, the College of Communication 
held its Communication Career Connection, a student 
conference that allowed undergraduate and graduate students 
to meet with employers to talk about internships and jobs. 
This year's Career Connection included big names like Clear 
Channel Communications, Chandler Chicco Agency, and 
Procter and Gamble Productions. 

"The Communications Career Connection was a 
great benefit for me. It allowed me to network myself and 1 
was able to find out more opportunities in my major," said 
Junior Justin Feldkamp. 

The College of Communication also organized 
its annual Red Cross Blood Drive. The Drive was February 
10 in the Baker Center Ballroom. The blood drive allowed 
students in the College to volunteer their time by helping to 
organize and promote the drive, working at the registration 
or canteen tables at the blood drive, or by donating blood. 

But what remains most important to Ohio 
University Communication students is the quality ol the 

1 54 Crossroads of Time 

Lett: Dan Corbett. a sophomore from Cincinnati, helps 
pur on the broadcast ot "Brave New World," a radio show 
featured on WOUB 1340 a.m.'s "The Nightshift," a 
student run radio program at Ohio University. Photo by 
Aiiison iDfHc 

n'P Right: Ohio Universit)' sophomore Dan Corbett of 
Cincinnati, Ohio, (left), and his co-host, sophomore John 
Lyons of Acton, Ma., during the Monday Night broadcast 
oi "Brave New ^Xbrld" from the Television and Radio 
Building in Athens. Ph.uo bv Allison lofHc 

I^'Htom Right: Sophomore John Lyons of Acton, Ma., 
during the Monday night Broadcast of "Brave New World" 
from the Television and Radio building at Ohio University. 
"Brave New ^brld" is just one of the many shows featured 
on WOUB 1340 a.m.'s "The Nightshift," a student run 
radio program at Ohio University. Photo by Allison TofHe 

Academics 155 


(COE) saw its first 1 3 students graduate with degrees in either 
secondary or elementary education. While surviving the 
passing of more than a century, the COE has gone through a 
multitude of changes, evolving into a very respected and well- 
known school. Today, its 41 professors educate over 2,000 
students, and for the first time ever the COE witnessed an 
increase in enrollments in all departments despite a decrease 
in OU's overall enrollment rate. 

"I think there's a renewed interest in education, " 
said COE Associate Dean, Ginger Weade. "There's a new 
kind of commitment to the helping professions. " 

Of the COE's 41 professors, 10 of them began 
teaching at OU this year. Sophomore and middle childhood 
education major Brittany Hillier feels that she has learned 
priceless information from the COE professors she has had 
so far. 

"A lot ot them taught for many years, and now 
they're professors helping us," she said. 

Fall quarter, Hillier took the course education 
psychology with professor Joan Safran. She said that she 
learned a great deal from Safran, who interacted with the class 

instead cit kLtiiiiiiL;, .iiui encouraged them to work in groups. 

"The class met from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m.," Hillier said. "So i 
would order pizza and had a potluck. " 

Faculty and statt within the COE are constandy workii 
to maintain its four main academic priorities. They aspire to enhan 
student learning by working with colleges, universities, agencies ai 
schools throughout Ohio and the country. Diversifying class form: 
and enhancing diversity of students, staff and faculty are also importa 
aspects ol the COE's goals. All ot the COE's deans, chairs .ii 
program coordinators also support the COE as a learning communi 
understanding that they must monitor the college's opportunities 
well as its challenges and constraints in order to keep it a respected pla 
for education. 

With all ot their goals in mind, faculty and staff in the CC 
held three main events this year. During tall quarter they welcomed t 
annual Institute tor Democracy in Education workshop, which tocus 
on diversifying teaching techniques in order to reach otit to studcr 
more etFectively. In the spring, the COE honored the "SOth anniversary 
Brown vs. Board of Education with a special event. Students also partoi 
in the Convocation Job Fair tor undergraduate students. Representati' 
from Ohio .schools and cities across the country that "have a huge ne 
for teachers" held booths at the event, according to Weade.H- Bi n 

1 56 Crossroads ot Time 

Academici 15/ 


University but it was also featured in John Villani's book. The 
100 Best Small Art Towns in America. With 9 1 5 undergraduates 
and 265 graduate students, the College of Fine Arts certainly 
helps Athens maintain this title. The College has 21 courses 
of study leading to a Bachelors of Fine Arts or a Bachelors of 
Music Degree and 20 different Masters of Arts and Fine Arts 

"The College is composed of an internationally 
acclaimed faculty, as well as extraordinary academic and 
artistic programming," said Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones. 
"Our nationally recognized professional Schools of Art, 
Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music and Theater offer 
innovative and invigorating academic programs," he said. 

Every student enrolled in the College of Fine Arts is 
involved in one of six schools: art, dance, film, interdisciplinary 
arts, music and theater. It is not as easy as some may think 
to get into the College of Fine Arts. A student must be an 
accomplished musician, dancer or artist. He or she must 

also attend interviews and auditions and submit a portfolio beto 
even being considered for admittance. Every program requires rigoro 
involvement, with theatrical productions, art shows and concerts on 
monthly basis. 

With a series of galleries and performance spaces there 
no shortage of places for a fine arts student to showcase their talen 
Undergraduates have their own gallery on the fourth floor of Seigtr 
Hall, called Cube 4. Even the facult)' of the College of Fine Arts chocii 
to showcase its talents in the galleries around campus. And many artis 
visit the school and give talks about their works to interested studen 
These activities are not limited to students of the College of Fine At 
Galleries are open to the public daily and the discussion groups are i 
a first-come, first-served basis. 

In addition to getting Ohio University students involved, t 
College of Fine Arts also involves the ciry of Athens. Students are activt 
involved with the Ohio Valley Summer Theater, Athens Center for lil 
and Video and even Monomoy Theater in Massachusetts. The College 
Fine Arts covers all bases in learning and has plenty of hands-on activiti 
to add to the experience. V>\ lr,K\ Booi 

158 Crossroads of Time 


I ( ippositc and Left April Steckman, a junior general art major, works during 
open studio on her 3-D design project. Photos by Eric Gregoirc 
: i Jill Bernot. a sophomore graphic design major, works on her 3-D design 
project during open-studio hours, '"---n h-, fric Ocpn.rc 

.Academics 1 59 

College of Health and Human (Services 


and Human Services is quite diverse in its course and major oppoi 
tunities. The College has over 2,500 students who are divided intc 
six schools, including: Health Services; Hearing, Speech, and Cor 
sumer Sciences; Nursing; Physical Therapy; and Recreation and 
Sports Sciences. Students within these sLx schools can specialize i: 
a large array ot disciplines including Retail Merchandising, Intern 
Architecture and even Industrial Hygiene. 

"We want our students here to get hands on learning 
experiences, not just the classroom learning," said Linda Lockliart 
Director of Communications for the College. 

Not only are various field placements available and often 
required for most majors, but students also have manv hands-on 
earning opportunities. One of these is The Atrium Cate, located 
on the ground floor of Grover Center. Students mainly run the ca 
though a faculty member oversees the operation. Students plan th 
menu, cook and serve the food. The cafe includes a full communit 
Idtchen and is open to the public. 

Also located in Grover is the Ohio Universit)' Therapy 
Associates Clinic, where students in the schools of hearing, speed 
anguage and phvsical therapy work to help children and local 
communitv members with disabilities. The academic program in 
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences was recognized as one ct 
the top ten programs in the country. 

Ohio University Child Development Center, located at ll' 
Ridges, is also a program that is part of the College ot Health anc 
Human Services. The daycare is open to the children ot parents tl 
work at Ohio University, as well as parents who live in the commi 
nir\'. While the Center has professional staff on hand, it is mosth 
run by students. It has a capaciU' of about 100 children, varying 
from infants to preschool-aged children. 

Well Works, a fitness and wellness unit that employees of 
Ohio University and members ot the communirv can use, is locate 
in Grover Center. Well Works has aerobic and cycling classes, as 
well as on-hand massage therapists and nutritionists. The Center 
allows Recreation and Sport Sciences and Fitness majors to gain 
experiences as trainers or nutritionists. A subdivision ot Well Wor 
is Heart Works, a cardiac rehabilitation clinic. This, too, is run by 
students and is aimed at helping them gain experience in their fit 
ot study. 

Another program sponsored by the College ot Health anc 
Human Services is Kids on Campus. The program provides beton 
and-after-school care for school-aged children. Summer camps an 
other activities are also included. 

Students do not need to be majoring in one ot the speci- 
fied schools in the College of Health and Human Services to be 
involved in the College's activities. All of the activities and tacilitu 
are open to the public and non-major students are always invited 
to volunteer their time with anything that strikes their interests. 
Though the College of Health and Human Services has many dit 
ferent opportunities for getting students involved, its main focus i; 
to help students learn the value of teamwork. B\ Kvlcnc Kci 

160 Crossroads ot lime 

-Clockwise trom top): Students learn about petroglyphs and then try making then 
n during a Kids On Campus after school project. Photo bv Alicia VChissel 

Aaron Rich and Katie Gow roll out dough while preparing food at the Atrium 
Cafe in Grover Center. Phoio by Alicia VC'hissel 

While at Kids On Campus, elementary-aged students have study time with indi- 
\ idual tutors. Photo bv Alicia W^isscl 

Academics 161 

Honors Tutorial College 

Looking Ahead 

the Honors Tutorial College: this is the first year that treshmen who 
enter the college must submit a thesis and are required to meet with 
the College's dean twice a week during Fall Quarter for discussion. 
The bi-weekly seminars took place Monday and Wednesday evenings 
with Dean Christine Fidler and focused on Intellectualism in America. 

"The new requirements for freshman are more labor-intensive 
than I expected," said first-year journalism major Emily Vance. "For 
example, we have to advocate a university issue and then present it at a 
'Mocktail Party' tor President Glidden and other administrators, and we 
have to compile a learning portfolio and go through a review process with 
the dean and our director of- study at the end of freshman year," she said. 

While the first-year students may consider the additional 
requirements a little tough, others may feel differently. 

"I think this is a good idea because it is a good opportunity to 
get to know other students in the college rather than just those in your 
own disciplines," said third-year history major John Ashton in regard 
to the new changes within his college. 

There are 60 freshmen and more than 200 others in the 
College, which makes it one of the smallest colleges on campus. It 
holds the name Honors Tutorial College because it involves those 
students who harbor highly-developed academic abilities, motivation, 
focus, energy and all the qualities that make students strive for their 
education. According to Assistant Dean Jan Hodson, the students in 
this college have very high academic requirements. 

In the Honors Tutorial College, a bachelor's degree demands 
that the student maintain at least a 3.0 overall grade point average, 
complete OU's English composition requirement and fulfill all 
requirements in the chosen area of study. This differs from the other 
colleges, which force students to take a certain number of hours in 
other areas of study. 

"I register early and 1 have no Tier requirements, general 
education requirements, or prerequisite requirements," said Vance. 
"Instead of having to take Sociology 101 to fulfill a sociology 
requirement, I can pick whatever I want, which rocks because I can 
focus on classes that interest me and complete mv major-required 
classes earlier," continued Vance. 

The students not only had high academic requirements, but 
they also contributed their free time to volunteer work, Hodson said. 
Some students volunteered at area middle schools and high schools 
by conducting creative writing workshops. Others provided math 
tutoring services for students in elementary school who wished to 
study pre-algebra. The volunteer hours were not required by the 
college, but most students chose to devote their time anyway. 

"I do volunteer once a week at Athens East Elementary 
School with the HTC's writing workshops," said Vance. "I work witl 
fifth graders on their writing skills," she said. 

Though Vance volunteered off campus, volunteer work 
for the HTC students could even be done on campus. Students didn' 
have to stray far from their homes to help the communit\' and fellow 
peers. Ashton, for example, volunteered teaching tennis at Ping, whic 
was both enjoyable and in walking distance. 

There are two student organizations in the HTC: The 
Honors College Society and The Honors College Advisory Counsel. 
The former had its first year in the 2003-2004 academic year, and is 
considered a service organization. The latter is considered a social 
organization that acts as a liaison between students and administratio 
within the College. It also takes part in sponsoring social events. 

Students had to learn how to manage their time to meet the 
demands of the HTC as well as pursue their own interests, which 
many carried out through their volunteer work. 

"The Honors Tutorial College allows you to explore your ow 
talents and better prepare yourself for the workforce," said Ashton. 
Belli Comer 

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I Lett: Dr. Joe Berman. one ot the founders oi the Honors Tutorial Col- 
K converses with HTC students after a speech Fall Quarter. Photo b\- Doul; 

torn Rii;hr: Micah Mitchell and Chelsea Peters enjoy one of the many 
efits of the Honors Tutorial College: free food at lectures. Photo hv Dow^ 

' Lett: HTC students Michelle Steinle cleftc and Ebthan Eynon crightc %ht 
control of Michelle's camera after an embarrassing impromptu picture at an 
C seminar tall quarter. Photo by Doug Peterson 

posite: HTC students Ozan Sure and i\nna Weed relax after a mentally 
lulating lecture. Photo bv L)oug Peterson 

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around 300 graduate students, and a total staff of about 
215, the Russ College of Engineering is able to pull off an 
incredible and eventful year every year. In past years, this 
college has held some intense events and played host to some 
incredible speakers. The college attended the Dayton Air 
Show in July. Seeing the air show is always a treat, but for 
those pilots flying up there it is indescribable. 

The National Intercollegiate Flying Region III 
flight team competition: SAFECON, or the Safety and Flight 
Evaluation Conference, was hosted by The Russ College. 

"We came out in 2nd place, beating out Ohio 
State for the first time in 16 years," says Colleen Carow 
Girton, the Director of External Relations for the Russ 
College of Engineering and Technology. "The Ohio 
University Flying Bobcats team placed second overall against 
five other universities. This qualified them for the National 
NIFA SAFECON next spring. The team also placed second 
overall in flight events and third overall in ground events. In 
addition. Flying Bobcat David Fankhouser ranked third top 
pilot in the entire competition," continued Girton. 

The Russ College was named in honor of Fritz 
Russ and his wife, Dolores. The school holds The Russ Prize, 
which is one of the top three engineering prizes in the world. 
It offers a number of degrees in areas of study such as the 
traditional engineering spectrum, aviation, computer science 
and industrial technology. Most of the courses students take 
and most offices are based out of Stocker Center on West 

The nationwide Society of Manufacturing 
Engineers (SME) allows students to take plant tours, which 
gives them an idea of what life will be like after college. It 
also allows members to socialize and make friends who share 
the same interests. 

"I feel that SME will be beneficial to me in the 
future because it is an excellent learning experience, and 
it prepares me for my future in Industry," says sophomore 
Mark Pitzer, who is an Industrial Technology major. 

On October 13-14, Dr. William Kolff, the 2003 
Russ Prize winner and the inventor of Kidney Dialysis, gave 
a public lecture to the students in the Russ College, as well as 
any others who attended. He also met with several groups of 
students to discuss important issues of interest and provided 
an insightful learning experience. 

Scholarships are offered to students in all colleges, 
and Natalie Kruse and Jessica Benson from the Russ College 

were awarded several thousands of dollars for their outstandi 
accomplishments this year. The Russ college can also be proud of the 
faculty members like Professor Frank van Graas who is the leadi 
global positioning system researcher, associate professor Ben Stuart w 
won several teaching and leadership awards in the spring of 2003, a 
many more. 

"1 think that the Russ College has a lot more organizatio 
than the other colleges," says sophomore, Jeremy Lewis, mechanii 
engineering major. "I feel that, due to the College's requirements, t 
students have a more close-knit relationship with one another. It 
mainly because we are in class with the same people for so many hu 
a week, especially the juniors and seniors who take more enginecu 
courses with their peers. We also work outside of class on our proj 
and we get to socialize and develop friendships amongst one anotlie 
continued Lewis. 

The Russ College is a difficult program for Ohio Univers 
students, but it gives them something to work at and a very large :• 
to meet. "My courses are challenging, but the work I do now will 
off in the end," says mechanical engineering major Dan Edwartosk 
feel that a degree in engineering is a respectable one." Hard work i 
dedication are what the engineering students can be proud of in t 
end. Bv Beth Comer 

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Bottom Left: Dr. Cindy Marling, a computer science professor, 
plays with a robotic dog during class. Marling is one of the several 
professors that are part of an interdiscipUnary project in engineer- 
ing, creating small robots that can play soccer in the international 
competition Robocup. Photo bv Rebecca Droke 

Top Right: Two engineering students record their progress on the 
international Robocup project. Photo by Rebecca Droke 

B.)tH)m Rii;hi: Bill Sabo. left, Adam Kristanc. center, and Mark 
Tomko discuss adjustments to the robot they are working on 
during a class that unites people from different specialties in engi- 
neering to create a robot that can play soccer and compete in the 
Robocup, an international research project and competition. Phuio 
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College, Precollege Advisor Richard Linn said, "In 
Universirv' College, we're trying to get rid of students, 
where every other college is trying to keep them." But he 
meant that in a good way. 

University College is the Undecided Majors' 
haven at Ohio University; a place that can provide help to 
the students who are unsure about their direction. UC's 
main function is advising, which helps the Undecided 
students find a major. 

"UC has really been helpful tor me," said 
Colleen Neary, an OU sophomore. "It allowed me to take 
classes I liked in order to sort out what I wanted to do." 

Apart from individual advising, UC hosted a 
Universiry-wide Majors Fair for the second year in a row. 
University College solicited representatives from all the 
other OU colleges to Baker Center Ballroom on January 
24 to provide information on the majors available at OLI. 
"It's an opportunity tor students to find a major, change 
their major, add a minor, or discover what they can do 
with their current major," said Assistant Dean of Student 
Services, Laura Chapman. "It is really a neat program." 

If the majors students learn about at the Majors 
Fair still don't sound appealing, University College can 
help by offering a Bachelor of Specialized Studies Degree, 
in which students create their own major by mixing areas 
of interest. "You design something that doesn't even 
exist, " said Linn. Other majors offered through Universir}' 
College are the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree, Air 
Force and Army ROTC Programs, and various Associates 

University College also provides services tor 
anyone looking to be a more successful student. The 
Academic Advancement Center, which is open to all OU 
students, provides tutoring, group study sessions, and 
academic guidance, while LINKS is a peer mentoring 
program geared toward minority students. 

University College is a very versatile and 
accommodating part of OU. Whether trying to choose 
a major, getting help while in one, or graduating with a 
degree of your own invention, UC helps all along the way. 
By Stacia Golem 

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Lett; A siuderu ucilizcb the Academic Advancement 
Center's computer lab in his free time. The AAC 
computer lab is a helpful resource to all students in the 
Universit)- College. Phorograph-> Bv Michael Newman 

!iip RiL;ht: Student scafil members of the Academic 
Advancement Center help answer questions about 
tutoring. Photographs B\' Michael NewEiian 

ttom Right; A student tutor helps to clarify a diffi- 
cult math equation. Photographs By Michael Newman 

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Katherine Anderson 

Luis Arocho Jr. 

Kate Babyak 

Louis Badalament 


Jessica Bartlett 

H^^b^ Sarah-Jane Baserman 

Robin Basktn 

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Kara Bauman 

Jessica Bayles 

Sarah Bearce 

Jaime Beggrow 

J Benazouz Benyagoub 

Kimberly Blake 

Ryan Borchers 

John Bowdttch 

Seniors 171 

Kimberly Bowman 

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Stacey Brewer 

Jacqueline Brewster 


Colleen Brown 

Maggie Brown 







Kurtis Brzyscz 

Kristen Bullock 

Timothy Bullock 


Jason Buchanan 

Lauren Bumgardner 

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Seniors 173 

Nathan Chamberlain , 

Ian Chaves 

Stanley Cheyne 

Michelle Chtrdon 

Kelly Chrysler 

Tara Cicora 

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Jed Cogan 




David Clifoni 

Doris Colston 

174 Crossroads of Time 

Seniors 175 

Michelle Dempsey 

Mark Den Herder 

Cara Diblasi 

Raquel Dichoso 

Robert Dickson 






Scott Doose 




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Kristen Durr 

Kennedy Ervin 

Joanna Estep 

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Jody Evans 













Henry Eyntan 

Justin Falkenhan 

Tia Farish 

Nicholas Feltch 

Alaina Feltenberger 

Brienne Fetty 

Mark Ftnney 


Dana Folk 

Lee Freedman 

Stefanie Freeman 

Seniors 177 

Kendall Frenche 

Matthew Frisk 

Pamela Gaino 

Amy Gallagher 

Holly Gallaher 

Jamie Genda 

Katharine Getz 







Benyamin Ghaffaki 

Megan Gierhart 

Justin Goldstein 

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Elizabeth Gombas 



Geoffrey Goodhue 

Sandra Gordon 

Katherine Gow 

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Charity Greene 







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Timothy Guenther 

Erin Guyer 

Morgan Hahn 

Seniors 17'^ 

Fatma Haidart 

James Hamtlton 

Jeremy Hedges 

Christina Heil 

Heidi Helgeson 

Tiffany Hendershot 

Jared Herschell 

Brandon Hill 

180 Crossroads of Time 


Adam Hevener 

Caroline Hirt 

Anne Hockman 

Mackenzie Hoops 

Jana Hovland 

Jamte Hucktns 

Lisa Huedepohl 

Irwin Heather 

Davtd Iverson 

Kyle Jarvela 



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Michael Jennings 

Robert Johnson 

Summer Johnson 

Seniors 181 

Tom Jones 

Michael Kaczmarek 

Lilian Kandikjan 

Jul Kantemtan 

Craig Kahle 

William Karnes 

Andrea Kartley 

Soo-Hyun Kim 

Rebecca Kim 


Andrea Kjerrumgaard 

Mark Konerman 

182 Crossroads of Time 

Sonya Krumtne 


Krtsttn Krupa 

Hallie Lang 

Aimee Laschon 



Erin Lahr 

Jennifer Lash 

Janet Pui-Ming Law 

Lindsey Lelak 

Lindsey Lelak 

Krtsttn Levanduski 

Seniors 183 

Brandon Ltnvtlle 

Allison Long 

Mansa Long 

Meredith Long 

J Heather Longendecker 

Deborah Lucas 

Sarah Lukats 

Dawn Lunsford 

Erica Lutterbein 

Eli Mackiewicz 

Anna Madich 

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Muriel Marrelli 

Paul Mastriano 

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Ashley McCall 


Margery McCready 

Erin McDowell 

Amy McElroy 

Seniors 185 

Michelle McGlone 

Matthew McKenney 

Alexis McMurray 


Keisha McNeil 

fames Messerly 




Matthew Micciche 

Blair Metcalfe 

Ryan Mick 

Sarah Middaugh 

Amy Milam 

Bethany Miller 

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Anna Month 

Jesstca Moore 

Michael Moore 

Rebecca Moors 

Carlos Morales 

Matthew Morgan 




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Heather Morton 


Verdayne Naylor 

Laura Moynihan 


Jessica Neff 

Seniors 187 

Jacquelyn Newton 

Sarah Nicely 




Annmarie Nolan 

Brittany Norton 

Lauren Norton 

Lindsay Nugent 

Kevin O'Brten 

Pamela Ogilvy 

Philip Olson 

Jennifer Ocilka 

Mark Ondrejech 

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Michael Panik 



Anastasta Pare 


Kathryn Parker 

Andrea Parks 

Elizabeth Partin 



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Matthew Pearson 




Joseph Pecorelli 

Evan Perrow 

Bart Pickenpaugh 


Seniors 189 

Katte Poorman 

David Popp 

Pasha Prakasa 

Jennifer Ransom 

Amy Presti 


Anne Rackley 

Sarah Pugar 

Carolyn Price 

Tim Ramsey 

Brett Ranson 


Warren Raybum 

190 Crossroads of Time 

Lindsay Rayner 


Heather Rennebohm 


Ertca Revish 

Laura Richardson 



Janelle Ricks 

Ashley Riemenschne 


Ronn Richardson 


Emily Ries 

Seniors 191 

Emily Ritter 



Ladaska Robinson 

Trad Robinson 

Noreen Rogers 

Benjamin Roode 

Isalene Rose 


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Julie Rosengarten 

Tony Rozzont 

Paige Rudolph 

Dan Rye 

Leah Sampson 

192 Crossroads of Time 

Adriana Sandberg 

Megan Sanders 


Magdiel Santana 

Kara Schappa 

Emily Schiffer 

Nicolas Schneider 

Meghan Schmedeke 


Jill Schroeter 

Kristin Schroeter 

Brant Schulz 

Jennifer Seelig 

Seniors 193 

Christina Seifert 

Lesley Serabtn 

Abigail Sewald 

Allison Shaffron 

James Sharp 

Edward Smith 

Lauren Smith 

Mauria Smith 

Mariel Soverino 

194Crossroad,s of Time 

Shannon Spears 

Jennifer Spurlock 

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Jared St. Gemtatn 

Adam Staley 

Carleigh Stein 

Brian Stewart 

Diana Stolar 

Amy Stone 

Natalie Stonebumer 

Thomas Strauchon 

Amy Stubbs 

Seniors 195 

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Melissa Stuck 

Kristina Sukup 

Julie Sykora 

Molly Taggart 

Justin Tatum 

Monique Taylor 

Latoya Thompson 


Ciare Thorn 

Andria Trivisonno 

Robert Vaghini 

96 Crossroads of Time 

Ronald Vance 


Allison Vondrell 


Donald Walker 

Jessica Walter 

Robert Weibush 


Nicole Weigand 


Amy Wells 

Sara Wendrow 

Nicole West 

Alicia Whissel 

Ann White 

Seniors 197 

Sarah Wiley 

Stephanie Wilfong 

Sarah Williamson 

Joy Wilson 

Kari Wilson 

Allison Winans 


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Micah Winkler 

I Michael Winterhalterx 

Mitchell Wise 

Greg Woodruff 

Darren Worthington 

198 Crossroads of Time 

Brittany Yingling 

Anne Youdath 

Natalie Zabor 

Joanna Zelinski 

Janet Yunghans 

Tom Zakowski 

I Trajanka Zlatanovska | 

Rebecca Zuspan 

Charmaine Jackson 

Michael Payne 

Seniors 199 

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Thank You 

Robin Fritts 
Joel Siegel 
Timothy A. Price 
James Rodgers 
Kara Schappa 
Rick Fatica 
Lureen Bailey 
Dr. Robert Glidden 


Lauren Studios 

Baker Center 

Educational Services, Inc. 

Student Activities Council 

The Post 

The Post Technical Support 

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Letter from the Editors 

Dear Readers, 

We hope you have enjoyed the bicentennial edition of the Athena Yearbook. 
It is indeed the result of months of planning and effort. Photographers, 
designers, writers and editors combined their interests and talents to capture 
the essence of Ohio University in its 200th year. 

Even though the staff was small and deadlines always seemed to be approach- 
ing, committed staff members pulled together to create this book despite 
schoolwork, jobs and other activities. 

We hope this edition of the Athena Yearbook helps you remember your time and 
individual experience at Ohio University for years to come. 


Nicholas M. Feltch 

Erica K. Lutterbein 
Chief Copy Editor 

202 Crossroads of Time 



The 99th edition of the Athena Yearbook, "Crossroads of Time," was pro- 
duced by students at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, from September 
2003-June 2003. The full-color yearbook covers fall throught winter quarters 
in one hard-bound edition and covers spring quarter in a 32 page supplement. 
Both will be either picked up by students or mailed in the summer of 2003. 

The cover and pages were designed in InDesign CS on Apple computers: three 
iMacs and a G4. Other software appHcations used include: Adobe Acrobat, 
Adobe Photoshop 7 and Microsoft Word. A Nikon Coolscan III negative 
scanner was used for nearly all photographs. All pre-press production was done 
in-house with page negatives delivered to the printer, Jostens, in Clarksville, 
Tennessee. Robin Fritts was the Josten's representative. 

Senior portraits were taken by a contracted studio, Lauren Studios, of Roches- 
ter, New York. The representative was Joel Siegel. Education Services, Inc. of 
Atlanta, Georgia, collected corporate advertising, with Paul Wimmler as repre- 
sentative. Nathan Chamberlain collected local advertising. 

Four-process color was used for all pages. The fonts used throughout the book 
were Adobe Garamond and Adobe Caslon. 

The cost of this yearbook was $75.00. 

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